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No stigma here

November 28th, 2013 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | PPD

There’s a new button over there –>

It’s pretty colourful, you can’t miss it. It stems from this post by Toy With Me.

Ending the stigma on mental illnesses is a big thing for me. I have now been dealing with clinical depression for half my life. Sixteen years of ups and downs, sometimes sleeping all day, suicidal thoughts on a few occasions, lots of tears and self-blame and pain.

I’ve talked about here before. I’ve talked about my postpartum depression here before.

Mental illness has been a big part of my life, fighting it has been a focus. It’s been a long, long time.

I use this picture to remind me.

IMG_0086That’s me in a bad place, even with my sweet baby girl with me. I remember what it’s like to feel that bad, and I remember what it’s like to feel better.

Photo on 2011-05-13 at 09.50 #2And I know that talking about it makes the difference.



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