Mental Illness Is My Mother: An Anonymous Guest Post

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine sent me the following personal essay.  It was originally published on stigmafighters.com.  She asked me to share this because sharing our stories has great power.  Talking about our struggles can help heal one another, and reduce stigma.  If you have overcome your childhood, this writer wants you to know, you are not alone.

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An Open Life

It has been said on more than one occasion that I am a very “open” person.  I don’t think it’s ever been intended as a negative comment.  Sometimes, I take it as a compliment.  Others say it in a way that is not intended in any way except factual.  I just am.  I am open.  I feel (maybe a little too) comfortable discussing pretty much any topic.  I tend to overshare, but to me it isn’t oversharing.  It is just being open. Continue reading