The Continuing Struggle with Mental Health Disclosure

September 25, 2019 TJ DeSalvo

I’ve written about mental health disclosure on this blog several times in the past. In those posts, I’ve taken a strong stance in favor of the practice, because I am firmly committed to the benefits mental health disclosure brings to those who are mentally ill.

Mental Health Disclosure

Be that as it may, however, I still continue to struggle with disclosing my mental health condition to people. Just because I know the benefits doesn’t magically make it easier for me to disclose. Watch the video below to get more details.

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October, 2 2019 at 9:45 am

I grew up with a family who made fun of people with mental illness valling them "nutjobs". So im scarred and dont share my bipolar though i know most and normal people dont behave so cruely. Its a shame. PLEASE NEVER joke about mental illness as its painful and not a joke. Shame on my family. Karmas a *itch.

October, 3 2019 at 12:10 pm

Wow - I'm sorry your family has such a toxic view of mental illness. If my family were anything like yours, I would be afraid to share anything about my illnesses as well. Over time, mental illness will become more and more accepted, but it is hard to wait for such a time to arrive.

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