Lisa: You deserve many accolades once again for shining a much-needed spotlight on an important mental health issue to help end the stigma. It’s not easy for anyone to write about their personal medical conditions online. I commend you for doing exactly that.
It’s only through increased awareness, education, outreach and information sharing that a constructive public dialogue can occur — one not based on prevailing myths, fears and stereotypes surrounding mental illness. The type of open online dialogue that you have initiated will hopefully help others to come forward, knowing they are not alone. It’s way past time to end the stigma about mental health conditions in America and worldwide. Bravo for your exemplary efforts.