I Want the World to Wake Up to Mental Illness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 155 People

    Get It Straight

    When I was on Lexapro the only people who knew about it were my doctor and my mother.  My mom didn't want me to tell anyone in my family because she thought it was embarrassing that she had a daughter on an antidepressant.  There is still a lot of stigma against...
    yoyy yoyy
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 17, 2008

    Free Ebook Promo 12/29-1/2 - Speak Up And 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

    The True Killer Disease

    It is very hard for me to believe in the 21st Century we still haven't realized that Mental Illness is the number ! killer in the world. The seriousness in this day and time needs to be recognized as so many people are under even more stress due to the economy , losing their...
    kyred kyred
    1 Response Oct 27, 2008


    mental health professionals. Personality disorders do exist. Its not attention seeking. Its not being dramatic. It might not be a chemical imbalance, and it might not be fixed by your stupid ******* drugs, but its there, and it ******* wrecks lives.   There are only a...
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2008

    Feeling Blue

    I also don't like it when people don't understand mental illness. i had a major nervous breakdown 14 yrs ago. Due to my ex husband having an affair. Not long after that I was diagnosed with MS My ex never gave me any support through this. I have since been divorced for 9...
    Joanned123 Joanned123
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Aug 25, 2013

    Just Be Happy Already

    I have been suffering with severe depression and anxiety for about 1yr now and im sick to death of people either treating me like im a complete freak who should be locked up and shunned or telling me that mental illness isnt even real and i should just snap out of...
    doraemon88 doraemon88
    3 Responses Jun 2, 2009

    Looking The Other Way Doesn't Make Anything Go Away....

    The blind ignorance the world has to mental illness is one of the most hideous things we as a society do. Chosing to ignore what is right of front of us is so very wrong, and is leading to the deaths and pain of millions of people each day. Unfortunatly, mental illness is...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    Dec 1, 2010

    I have never realized the lack of resources

    ratio to the assistance that people needed in order to get the help they need until it hit close to home. I have a parent that has been diagnosed with schitzophrenia and bipolar disorder about 6 years ago. All i could remember was in high school everyone was celebrating their...
    Bumblehbee Bumblehbee
    26-30, F
    Jun 23, 2014

    It Is a Disease That Needs to Be Brought Into the Spotlight..

    This is an article from the website of one of my dear friends who was deeply affected by the devastating effects that mental illness can have when it is not treated properly or taken lightly.  Please remember while you are reading this story, that this is a very extreme case...
    UnperfectAngel UnperfectAngel
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2008

    Something Very Close to My Heart.

    Well , the time has finally come to share with all of you something that I have wanted to get off my chest for along time. For some of you what I have to say may seem trivial, and to others your response may well be , "and your telling us why?". The fact is, I need to...
    wombatism wombatism
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Apr 24, 2008

    For Sure

    i  hate it when people act as if someone is diseased when they have mental illness and then avoid them like the plague i think it is just wrong and incredibly small minded, the problem is very few people know the reality behind it, and more should def be done to help people...
    jossiemarie jossiemarie
    22-25, F
    4 Responses May 14, 2008
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