Opening up about my mental health

Shortly after publishing my last post, I realised I’ve gone head first into encouraging people to open up about their experiences with mental health difficulties, to help increase awareness and fight stigma, when I still keep mine under wraps for the very same reasons many others out there probably do – fear of what other people will think. With the exception of members of Facebook support groups and medical professionals, only my immediate family and one or two friends know the full extent of my difficulties. I bang on about how we should be able to be open about our difficulties without judgement and how beneficial it can be once we do, yet I sit here behind a screen not taking my own advice and not fully supporting a cause I feel so strongly about. This isn’t acceptable. I may be many things, but I am not a hypocrite! So, here I am taking a giant kangaroo leap out of my comfort zone.
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