I’m happy and proud to be a contributor to the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) website. You can read my latest story here. As a mental health advocate, I believe it’s so important to talk about mental illness, to help end the stigma.
Fortunately, it seems as if the “anxious generation” — millennials — are willing to speak out more than any other previous generation. When I was younger and dealing with panic disorder, I never told anyone. I was embarrassed to have these “strange” symptoms that no one else seemed to have.
Both of my millennial-age daughters have had issues with anxiety and panic attacks, which required treatment. Throughout their journeys, they’ve realized they aren’t alone. Friends and coworkers openly talk about their struggles with anxiety and depression.
The stigma is starting to lessen. Continue the conversation.
Please click here to read my story on NAMI’s blog.
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