Mental Health Awareness Week

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It’s mental health awareness week – and I wanted to write something on that topic. This is kind of difficult for me, as it’s not a topic I often speak openly about – but I live with chronic anxiety & depression.

I was first diagnosed some years ago in 2012 – and making that first trip to the doctor’s was one of the hardest things that I’ve ever done. There’s much less stigma about mental health conditions today than there was even fifteen years ago – but saying out loud that you’re not well is still very hard to do (made harder since that first doctor I saw wasn’t especially supportive).

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