Sometimes there will be a negative association attached to a mental health challenge and that is called a stigma. These associations tend to just see the person as their disorder and not as an individual. This pin supports the end of using stigma to characterize individuals who are so much more than their disorder.
Such extraordinarily clear and concise words about what "recovery" from the challenges of mental illness entails. Still too sad that I feel it so very necessary to post this for the sole reason of the misinformation that is still so pervasive in our global society and in our own backyards regarding the nature of mental illness. Give Them A Voice is an advocacy foundation. www.noworkingtitle.org
Mental illness and its huge stigma is one of the worst problems in the world.
Man oh man would life be different if I had just shut up and kept quiet about my #mentalhealth journey. If I decided to suffer in silence and ignore the need to be the voice of recovery for this generation where would I be? These are questions that will be left unanswered and I wouldn't want it any other way. Every day I wake up to messages and notifications with such power and conviction behind them. If I hadn't begun this journey who would these people turn to? Where would these people…