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From the Heart Breaks the Stigma Series | Hospitalization

Have you ever been hospitalized for a physical ailment? Were you ashamed to be headed to the hospital? Were you made fun of for getting injured or feeling sick? Did you push past the taunts that you were "whining" about the ailment to get what you needed? If you answered yes to any of these questions, how is psychiatric hospitalization any different? I can see many of you now nervous, because of thoughts like "What if I did have to be hospitalized for being crazy?" or "I was hospitalized, but I don't want anyone to know..." The reason you feel like that is because there is a heavy stigma attached to mental illness + I'm on a mission to break that stigma! 

From the Heart Breaks the Stigma Series | Suicide Prevention

I'm sure you've heard all of these myths surrounding suicide before. You may have even been the one who said/thought it. My goal in this series is to break the stigma surrounding mental illness. It's considered a taboo area + many times the only ones who are brave enough to touch on it are mental health professionals. While this is awesome to have professional support, it means nothing if people are too nervous to speak out + share their survival story