There’s far too much stigma surrounding mental health problems; resulting in people like me feeling isolated, misunderstood, not believed and accused of making it up or just being lazy. Truth is, mental illness is very real. No matter who you are, it doesn’t make you immune to it. You could be a millionaire or a beggar, the black dog doesn’t care. It’s not picky about race or religion, gender or sexuality; if it wants to bite you, it will. Often very hard.
. . . In some ways it feels wrong to call it recovery, as that would be mean getting over something permanently. If only that were true for mental health issues. It’s more a case of finding what works for you and taking back the control.
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Mental health is something almost all of us struggle with at one time or another. I have Major Depressive Disorder and PTSD. Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. It doesn’t make us weak or broken. We need to talk about it to make it better. Let’s erase the stigma.
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Writing is my therapy and psychology is my passion. Through writing I can strip my soul naked uncensored. I can share my thoughts anonymously with no judgmental comments on my person-hood or past and at the same way I do not judge peoples’ comments for we do not know each other. . .
I write because I know I can connect to people who can relate to my posts. People who read that put a like or a comment is an affirmation that I am not alone in my struggles. It provides comfort that somebody listens and can relate to my dilemmas.
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African American communities across the United States are more culturally diverse now that any other time in history with increasing numbers of immigrants from African nations, the Caribbean, Central America and other countries. To ensure African American communities have access to adequate and affordable care, a better understanding of the complex role that cultural backgrounds and diverse experiences play in mental disorders in these communities is vital.
. . . According to the National Institute of Mental Health, these and other diverse communities are underserved by the nation’s mental health system.
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Whether it’s anxiety, bi-polar, schizophrenia, or just plain depression
It’s hard for a lot of people to state their confession…
To confess when they feel like sometimes their just broke
Why is this so hard? Maybe it’s times to provoke…
Maybe we need to just sit back and toke a good toke?
For some people they just need the balance of medication
For many it might be as simple as some good meditation…
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