The Stigma of Mental Illness

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I want to talk about the stigma of mental illness. It is something that has affected my life dramatically, and something that I still find myself trying to navigate. In some ways, mental illness reminds me of addictions. There are functioning addicts — like my…


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December 27

9:00 am

Wake up to cheerful message alert on phone. Loosely translated: “So sorry to have ruined your trip. Flight canceled. Please do call and muddle your way through twenty hours of horrific hold music so we can offer you unsatisfactory options and…


I am an intervention coordinator at a large Title 1 middle school. I care deeply about people and I like to find solutions if I can. Life is hard. Let's be kind

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