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There are 3 comments on Live Storytelling Designed to Erase the Stigma around Mental Health

  1. Erasing the stigma of mental illnesses requires that you remove it from your mind where someone has placed it. It will fester there until you do. Keep in mind, it is a technique, not a truth, that may help you.

    For many years we treated “the stigma of” rape as information, no different from “it is six o’clock”, or “it is time to take the dog out”. Someone has taught you to do it again. 

    How it entered your education is far less important than that you reject it. 

    Harold A Maio, retired mental health editor

  2. I think this is an amazing thing to do, to help erase the stigma from mental illness. I live with depression, anxiety and PTSD. I no longer suffer from them, though. That is thanks to an amazing therapist and the love and support of some of the best friends in the world. But I realize not everyone is lucky enough to have those people, or they may not think they do. Or they may simply be too afraid to speak up about what’s going on inside, I’ve been there. I neatly lost my life because of it, more than once. Thank you for what you’re doing to help prevent people living with mental illness, lose their lives to it.

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