belated mental health awareness day post: normalizing being hospitalized for psychiatric issues

I encourage all of you to read this post. This is my friend sam writing on being admitted to a psych unit, she wrote this for world mental health day 2016. Her blog is really good, I encourage all of you to follow it, she is blind, and has depression, anxiety, ptsd and struggles with self harm.

Matters to Sam

Hi everyone,

So by the time I heard that mental health awareness was Monday I believe, I didn’t have the time to make a post and didn’t have my thoughts organized around what exactly I wanted to say.

I feel that overall many more people are becoming aware, and accepting issues of depression, anxiety trauma (especially with all the media around PTSD and veterians) and other mental health issues. Sadly schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, dissociative disorders and other lesser known illnesses are still very much misunderstood.

Likewise in terms of treatment it’s becoming the norm that people know what therapy is, that basically anyone can see a therapist and reasons why. Medication is also normalized what with all the drug adds out there.

I’m so happy around how far we have come in these regards. There is always work to be done in all areas. The more people feel empowered to…

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Author: manyofus1980

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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