As a human rights advocate, which we all need to be, don’t you think? It is time that we stop labeling others and ourselves. We are unique individuals not labels and diagnoses. I am a writer, a dreamer, a mother, and a person who suffers from anxiety. I am not an anxiety disorder. We often fall into the trap of believing labels assigned to us by society and doctors. You and everyone else is more that just a label!
Stand up for being a person not a label and diagnosis.
Don’t always believe the labels others place on you.
Talk, talk and do some more talking. And writing. We can’t end the stigma if you don’t talk about it. It is scary to come out and share your struggles. However, there is power in sharing. Others can benefit from your story.
What I am going to do? I am going to continue to advocate for mental health treatment and the end of the mental health stigmas. I will share my stories of dealing with grief, anxiety, and supporting a love one dealing with depression and suicidal ideations.
Together we create change!