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 addiction. There are functioning addicts — like my father. And there are people whose addictions take them into the darkest versions of themselves — like my brother. Mental illness, depending on the type and severity, has the same sort of scale.

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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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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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