Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ending the Stigma

Today, I’m celebrating because my article is trending on an online magazine.  In one day, over 2500 people have read words that I wrote.  It is such an awesome feeling.  What is even more awesome is the topic.  

I wrote about dealing with suicidal thoughts.  

Not too long ago, I was embarrassed to mention that I deal with depression and anxiety.  It’s always felt like something you didn’t speak about.  But, I now realize more than ever that not speaking about it is the root of so many problems.  Ignoring an issue does not make it go away.  It just makes it worse.

Even though it’s still a little uncomfortable, I find myself sharing my experiences more.  I feel like I have to.  I managed to go through the fire and come out smiling on the other side.  Maybe some of the lessons I’ve learned can help someone else come through their fire.