I Am Fighting The Stigma Of Mental Illness

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    Fighting Stigma

    I have battled with anorexia, depression and selfharm for most of my life and wrote a book called "Goodbye Ana" to try to educate people about eating disorders and mental health in general. I believe that mental illness should be recognised as a serious and...
    Kat31 Kat31
    31-35
    4 Responses Nov 21, 2009

    People without a mental illness will never

    understand the severity of it. They have no right to talk. How would you like to battle your own mind every God damn day of your life?
    classAteam classAteam
    18-21, F
    Feb 10, 2015

    My beloved mother is not mentally stable,

    but I REFUSE to have anyone looking down on her. Before you judge her, why don't you take a walk in her shoes for a while? You would be crazy too if you had 3 kids by the time you were 19&then lost them to your jealous ex when you wouldn't marry him. Fast forward a decade . You...
    BlipsieSwag BlipsieSwag
    22-25, M
    Dec 11, 2013

    I want volunteer, but

    because I bipolar I can't work around children. Since when does a mood disorder make me a *********.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 12, 2015

    Free Ebook Download 12/29-1/2- Stand Up To Stamp Out Stigma Of Mental Illness

    I'm running my first promo of my bestselling book, Be The News: A Guide to Going Viral With Your Human Interest Story and I'm absolutely filled with adrenaline! It's available for free download on Amazon.com and it empowers people to stand up and speak their story in a way that...
    surfsounds surfsounds
    46-50, F
    Dec 29, 2012

    BPD And Spiriuality

    ok, here goes....I am 52, was "labeled" with boarderline personality disorder about 5 years ago...my ex~husband felt that I needed some "professional" help! So, I DID seek out a pro! After 2 years of this and experimentation with Western DRUGS, I decided I wanted neither, the...
    gypsyhippy13 gypsyhippy13
    56-60, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2013

    I Have Fought The Stigma, And 95% Have Won...

    At first when I was diagnosed, Bopolar Depressed Severe with Psychotic Features, ADD, PTSD, severe anxiety, I was devestated, because that meant mom was right when she would tell me I was wharped in the head when ever I held my own views, prior to diagnosis.  I did retire on...
    krazeeKimberly krazeeKimberly
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Oct 31, 2010

    Married And Invisible

    When I got married I moved out of state. I even finished up high-school living with my husband. I haven't been able to get a job because I lack work experience and now I don't think I'll ever get to go to college because I'm pregnant. So I got stay home and play house wife which...
    Hesxupxaxwall Hesxupxaxwall
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 6, 2012

    Depression And Anxiety

    In the modern world - life flies by and we dont take account of what is really going on inside. This is a little paragraph about my perceptions and experiences fighting depression and anxiety. So with the speed of life and the demands of the world around us....what happens when...
    irishdude1985 irishdude1985
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 20, 2013

    Fearing The Growing Ignorance Against People With Mental Illness

    As the media continues to publish news about killings done by people with mental illness, it makes me fearful for the safety of my family and myself. My neighbors are coming to the conclusion that all mentally ill people are killers and should be killed. There have been several...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 16, 2013

    I Did Stand Up For Mental Health

    So many people misunderstand what it means to be bipolar . I like the word bipolar and I sort of like being bipolar. It gives me all kinds of understanding on different states and personalities people can have and I find it emotionally enriching. I hate the words "mental illness...
    FigureOfSpeech FigureOfSpeech
    51-55, M
    Dec 6, 2010

    I have bipolar, PTSD,

    and Borderline Personally Disorder. I just found out this year. It is a relief to finally understand myself and what was gone on what me mentally for so many years!
    DesertRose1967 DesertRose1967
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 25, 2014
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