I have been deeply moved by this article from Wil Wheaton. It does take courage to speak out about our mental health issues – and it shouldn’t. We wouldn’t be worried to tell someone we’ve strained a muscle or that our hayfever won’t let us leave the house, so why should we be embarrassed to say our brain is affecting our ability to go out or take part in a specific activity. Sometimes our knees won’t let us go running, sometimes our anxiety does the same thing. Thank you, Wil, for your hugely comforting speech/article.
I’m about to go speak to NAMI Ohio’s statewide conference, Fulfilling the Promise. These are the remarks I prepared for my speech. Before I begin, I want to warn you that this talk touches on many triggering subjects, including self-harm and suicide. 4,484 more words