Today Tuesday’s Solidarity week and mental health month unite to create the #BreaktheStigma, where it asks those people who suffer from a mental illness to share their stories and to seek the necessary help. Similarly by the rest of the population help and support those who need it, if you know someone in your family, network of friends or acquaintances who suffer from some mental illness, bríndales support. Even if you don’t know anyone who needs your help, but you want to help and you’re urged to support someone who needs it You can apply to support someone who wants to tell their story and just needs someone to listen to it. Just share the #BreaktheStigma telling your story by inspiring those who do not find the courage to do so.
Now we will tell you some of the stories of #BreaktheStigma and as small details and acts in life makes you feel better. Some of these will remain anonymous out of respect for those who tell their story, remember that the simple idea of sharing what generates anxiety or frustration. In your life inspire many other people to release their greatest fears.
- “I’ve been battling my anxiety and depression most of my lifefor multiple reasons. Yet the main reason that has made my mental health somewhat difficult is that my parents didn’t support me. Initially I assumed that if I told them all my problems and the causes of my anxiety and depression they would understand that I needed help, but it was all the opposite”.
For this reason #BreaktheStigma joins the month of mental health, so that we understand that mental health illnesses is not something that each person creates, But it affects many people and so we do not understand what a mental illness requires, we provide the necessary supportfor our loved ones to keep going.
2. “My name is Simon Bank, I am 12 years old and I am from Los Angeles, California. I have generalized anxiety disorder with obsessive thoughts and I’m not ashamed of this. I was diagnosed whenI was only 7 years old. At the time, I didn’t understand why I had to go to therapy, I don’t think I knew she was a therapist. When I think of my life, anxiety has always been a part of me since i remember… I wanted to support ADAA and #BreaktheStigma to help people overcome their anxiety.”
Simon had to go through a situation where he had his family’s support but it doesn’t make it easier. But he makes his recovery and treatment of something normal, where because he has a mental illness is not stigmatized by his community.
3. “They always asked me why aren’t you just happy? Why don’t you just stop believing that you have depression? Do you know that you have a life easier than many, because you play hard? You should appreciate your life more. These are questions I hear from the 2000 when I was diagnosed with depression I find it incredible that is 2018 and even ask me, I know that not everyone understands what I’m going through, but I joined the movement #BreaktheStigma to end the taboo of mental illnesses”
These stories simplify the idea of #BreaktheStigma which is to stop seeing mental illnesses as a taboo, as something that a person invents, in the week of solidarity we ask our readers to stop the idea that a persons creates it’s own mental illness. We should be even more thankful that we do not have to go through this situation and that we should not experience it first hand.