There’s so much stigma around mental illness, it’s ridiculous honestly. I’m not even sure why 20% of Americans should feel like a burden because of a chemical imbalance in their brains, seriously. When you look at all the stigma (its everywhere, especially social media) It is no wonder why thousands upon thousands of Americans (and all over) suffer in silence.
We really shouldn’t have to though. Unfortunately, until the stigma ends, many will.
However, I think it is very important that anyone who has a mental illness has at least one person that they can talk to without any judgement.
I have 2 (3 if you count my husband wanting to help) Well my 2 is more like 1 1/2 because one is super busy.
My other 1 has a mental illness too. I’m her person and she’s mine. She told me once that just being able to hang out and talk lightened her mood. So you see having that kind of friendship is extremely important.
No one should ever suffer in silence. So if you need a person to talk to.. I’ll listen just drop a comment.