I’ve seen this badge floating around for a while now, and I keep meaning to do something about it, but so far, I haven’t. Well, since I’m currently experiencing a lovely bout of depression, there’s no time like the present. Here’s the pledge:
“I pledge my commitment to the Blog for Mental Health 2014 Project. I will blog about mental health topics not only for myself, but for others. By displaying this badge, I show my pride, dedication, and acceptance for mental health. I use this to promote mental health education in the struggle to erase stigma.”
Mental health is something almost all of us struggle with at one time or another. I have Major Depressive Disorder and PTSD. Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. It doesn’t make us weak or broken. We need to talk about it to make it better. Let’s erase the stigma.
My depression is making it hard to find the words, so I’ll just leave it at that.