“Stigma is the thing that stops you from being open about your struggles. Rarely does anyone feel embarrassed telling someone that they broke their arm or caught a cold, but so few people will call into work sick because of their mental health…”
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Quotes from interviews with mental health advocates
“Stigma is when someone is afraid of me or afraid of a part of me because they don’t understand – or want to understand – it…”
“I learned to practise self-care when my body was so run down that I was at the point of having a break down. I was told If I didn’t change and rest I would be back in hospital. That’s what did it for me. It was very hard to just stop…”
“When the people in my life give me this space to talk and explain, I don’t feel the need to hide my mental illness”
Although people with dyslexia can face many challenges with regards to reading and spelling, it is important to remember that one does not just have to succeed despite having dyslexia, but because of it.
I talk about my diagnosis because I want others like me to know they are not alone and that they can accomplish great things if they keep trying – and show themselves a little self-love. We are taught by society to be ashamed of ourselves or live in fear of ourselves, but if we own […]