The status of my mental health has been a Big. Bad. Secret. for many years. I’ve lived in a state of continual shame and fear of being found out, of being judged, of being shunned. I’ve discussed it with good friends who tell me I have no obligation to be a poster child for any cause, I have no obligation to “come out.” But don’t I have some responsibility to give back to those that have helped me get as far as I have?
While I respect my privacy, and do not intend this blog to become a diary, I do believe I have a responsibility to give back to the community of mental health professionals, fellow mental health advocates and consumers, and my friends and family that have helped me achieve a situation where I can maintain a life for myself. I am going to do so, in one small way, by breaking through my own shame and talking about mental health.
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