Just a quick one folks. This article reckons 2014 is the year that is going to end the mental health stigma. Have a read and let me know your thoughts. Have you seen evidence of it?
My experiences have been pretty mixed. I feel abandoned by some friends and supported by others. I still notice a marked awkwardness in the room if I mention my issues but I feel people are trying to understand. My most humiliating moment was earlier this year when I went to boss when I was employed, to explain that I was struggling and she told me I was “mentally weak” and I was allowed to leave that day…and not come back.
That said, my issue has mostly been with some health care professionals themselves…but that’s for another blog.