I agree that the stigma around mental illness needs to be erased but honestly I think that a bigger priority should be actually expanding access to mental health services.
Because oftentimes even when people are strong enough to ask for help, they are not able to get it. This is especially true for low income folks.
Even if we didn’t have stigma around mental illness and everyone was comfortable openly identifying as having depression, PTSD, etc., what good is it if there is no help out there for them?
I’m sick of seeing all of these organizations and people making feel good posts about “suicide hotlines” and shit, like yes those are really good and helpful, but we also need long term solutions like funding and access to long term therapy for people, solutions that don’t just focus on the moment of crisis but actually comprehensively help people.
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