Many of you have sent thoughtful and encouraging feedback . . . please know that I am not nearly as brave as some of you suggest. I’m just ticked off and impatient that a stigma exists.
Many of you cannot “go public” with mental health issues for fear of getting fired, not getting promoted, being forced to take a leave of absence, etc. Some of you cannot even use your insurance benefits to cover mental health meds and appointments because you can’t let your employer know. Right? That’s what makes me sad. And ticked off.
Again, I am lucky. I’m a Mom and I’m a writer . . . who’s gonna fire me?
Anyway, just wanted to give a little applause to all of you who can’t go public. Maybe someday . . .