Mental illness – smashing the stigma

“While I was in the hospital getting well again, I met a number of people who didn’t have a single visitor during those long weeks. One lady confided that she had told her children she was away on holiday. Another person said he had told friends and family that he was off on a business trip.”

“Like me, they were very sick and were trying to get better but they had to go through this ordeal without any support. They were terrified of the stigma and the shame if news got around that they were receiving treatment for a mental illness. I can’t imagine how hard that must have been for them, to be in such a dark place and to be so alone.” (Irish Health.com) >

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