February 2, 2013
What is the Stand Up for Mental Health Campaign About and Why Is It Time to Stand Up for Mental Health?
Like other groups throughout history, people with a mental illness have been marginalized, discriminated against and made to feel like second class citizens. Others refused to tolerate it, why should you?
By Standing Up for Mental Health, you’ll let others know: There is nothing “wrong” with having a mental illness.
- People with a mental illness are not alone in what they are dealing with.
- People with a mental illness shouldn’t feel ashamed or forced to hide their mental illness symptoms and desire for effective treatment.
- Mental health stigma will no longer be tolerated.
I am honored to be participating in the campaign. Healthyplace.com shared my story on disclosing my mental illness on the campaign’s website so I am now sharing it with you. My hope is that it can help others not feel ashamed.
Here is the link: Opening Up About Postpartum Psychosis
This is a great opportunity to help eliminate the stigma often associated with mental illness. Will you Stand Up with me?