Support breeds awareness
I believe it is important for people to know that there are many avenues to end the stigma.
You aren’t “suffering in silence” because you don’t feel comfortable telling your story. I’ve been told this in the past and only recently felt comfortable in sharing. You don’t have to share your story until you are ready, but you can support others that want to share.
There are companies, non-profits, etc that you can support in spreading awareness. As an creative, my focus is in cultivating safe places for people to share without judgment. I combined words with a picture to make it easier for people to share when needed. I’m grateful for the people that have shared their stories because you never know who you are helping.
We all have a part in ending the stigma of mental illness. Never forget that.