This is absolutely true!
“Whether you choose to reach out to a friend, teacher, counsellor, or online resource, the most important thing is to start the conversation. I learned the hard way that silence not only doesn’t work, it makes things worse. I have a voice, and I am choosing to use it. The most effective way to fight stigma around mental illness is talk about it, and in particular for people with mental illness to share their stories. So I hope you will join me in speaking up.”
Those of us able to, need to share our stories. As long as there is so much silence around the issue, we won’t see the change that is so desperately needed in our societies.