Overcoming Stigma

by See Original Link • October 23, 2018

I was sitting alone in the hallway of the Carter Center conference area in Atlanta during the 2012 Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy. I had just finished being a panelist and talking about how employment and education helped me overcome the stigma associated with my depression. The conference was still in session, so I had… Read More »

Shutting Down Five Misconceptions About Depression

by See Original Link • October 19, 2018

When I first started opening up about my struggle with depression, I was fortunately met with a lot of support from friends and family. However, there were certain reactions that brought to my attention just how deep the misconceptions are about mental illness. I found myself defending my experience and struggle to the people I… Read More »