. . . The only way to wipe out stigma is to foster understanding and to share our stories. It can be a scary proposition. In the past, those who struggled with issues of the mind have been targeted, abused, and worse for their parts – history repeats itself, either within our personal interactions or on a grander scale, and it takes courage to stand on a rooftop shouting “I am sick!”
The people who run this initiative seem to understand that. There is strength in numbers. My childhood family was essentially torn apart by mental illness of all kinds and as I watch my own young family grow, I hope that there will be more options for us if we were ever to face similar trials. Mental illness can run in families.
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