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*Note: This post was shared on another platform I write for a couple weeks ago. I hope you enjoy this re-share. I’m not shy about sharing my mental health experiences because I don’t believe mental illness should be stigmatized. Stigma stands in the way of progress. It prevents understanding and limits access in varied situations. Stigma also breeds fear. An example is the way popular media has applied the idea of “bad” to specific religious practices or groups, vilifying them in the public eye. What I’m saying is it’s important

It’s been far too long since I put together a #LinkYourLife roundup. This one is going to be double the fun because you will be linked to The Honeyed Quill and On the Verge. Shareen has become my #LinkYourLife partner, and she’s really good at it. How many of you shared on Friday because she reached out to you? Go ahead, raise your hands. Yep, that’s what I thought. Now, not every link is shared in this roundup. I snatched as many as I could, but #LinkYourLife has grown considerably

It’s always a little scary to write about my journey with mental illness. Stigma Fighters invited me to write a piece for them after reading my description of what anxiety feels like. I have long enjoyed Stigma Fighters and the work they do, so I was happy to put a piece together. I hope this resonates with some of you. A big part of ending stigma is discovering we are not alone. I’m anxious all over. You can’t know me without seeing it. You don’t really need to know me to see

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