While I would never have judged anyone else for having a mental illness, I couldn’t bring myself to ask for help.
While I would never have judged anyone else for having a mental illness, I couldn’t bring myself to ask for help. Consequences of stigma come from within.
Talk to your kids about Bipolar disorder! It's not a conversation any parent wants to have. But it’s a conversation every mentally ill parent needs to have.
Please stop gaslighting me. Stop telling me that my mental illness isn’t real.
Bipolar disorder is our legacy. Not a great one, but a legacy just the same. Medications keep me alive. Destigmatizing psychiatric meds saves lives!
It was my pattern: if therapy got too intense, if I started feeling better, or if I was referred to a psychiatrist, I’d just stop going. I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea that I had a mental disorder.
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Mentally ill folks are not all the same so this is by no means an exhaustive list. But it’s a start when it comes to supporting your mentally ill partner.
This one small act of including a character with clinical depression is one way of opening the door to much larger conversations.
You’re the Worst is tackling depression on television with grace, understanding, and compassion. It's changing the conversation on mental illness.