Link – Stigma and Sharing About Mental Health Online
“There’s this idea that people only share things to garner attention, especially when said things are controversial or outside the norm of what most people share. Stories of mental illness tend to fall into the latter category, and some people balk at the idea. They say there’s no other reason to share but to try to get pity or virtual pats on the back, but that’s just not the case and, quite frankly, quite stigmatizing because it invalidates people and discourages them from reaching out”
You know what. If you don’t like someone talking about mental health, you don’t have to follow or read. I know I already have to weed through annoying political arguments that annoy me, so let’s call it even.