Let's be understanding! | Kent State University

Let's be understanding!

Hope, Stigma, Support

“I have been around people with mental illness (bipolar disorder, anxiety, ADHD, depression with substance abuse) my entire life and I suspect many people are impacted by this personally and some may not even know it! I think we need to support and be understanding of people who are struggling for whatever reason and not distance ourselves if we find ourselves in an uncomfortable situation necessarily. Love and compassion go a long way toward healing. I wish more people felt like they could rely on a human support network instead of possibly turning to medication so as to not reveal themselves to their social circle and the possibility of experiencing stigma and misunderstanding.”

--Anonymous

POSTED: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 2:52pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 3:57pm