And this, simply, is the best reason for people to talk about their own mental health struggles, and journey.
“People with depression may be more likely to seek treatment if they know of others with emotional problems or others who have sought treatment for emotional problems, suggests a study in Psychiatric Services in Advance.”
It’s hard to view people who seek help as weak, or “others” when they are also people we know personally. But, instead, too many people are surrounded by people who they suspect would not be supportive, and they stay silent about it.
That’s a shame when those stories could do so much good.