If We Spoke Honestly About Mental Health

Let’s start the conversation about mental illness and erase the stigma.

1. We would know that there is no quick fix.

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2. We would know that mental health is not experienced by just one sex.

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3. Or just adults.

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4. And that it takes time to find the right kind of therapist that works for you.

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5. We’d know that there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to getting help.

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6. We would know that people don’t choose to suffer from physical OR mental health illnesses.

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7. You’d know you are not alone.

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8. And it’s OK not to feel OK.

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9. We would understand that sometimes it’s better to listen than to offer a solution.

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10. We’d know that sharing stories helps combat the stigma that prevents people from seeking help.

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11. If the world were honest about mental health, we’d say that mental illness isn’t the issue: our treatment of mental illness is.

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