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colinwalker
colinwalker
A brief exchange on micro.blog made me more closely examine why I started writing about mental health here. After admitting (to myself more than anything) that I had problems I needed an avenue to explore and deal with them. All the professional advice is that it's best to talk but that... colinwalker.blog
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bix
bix

@colinwalker Writing in public also is crucial for destigmatizing the issue. So those of us who can stomach doing so should definitely do so.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@bix Absolutely. I think there's as much a personal stigma as a public one (the "I am broken" admission) so it serves a dual purpose. I think that's why I find a lot of your writing so intriguing: you are so willing to meet it head on and not be ashamed to do so.

bix
bix

@colinwalker Yeah, I don't know why, exactly, but that was a pretty deliberate decision when I got my initial autism/anxiety/OCD diagnoses. I suppose, in part, one benefit of the fact that I don't have some sort of established career or "reputation” (or, really, social life) is that I never really had to stop to think, "Well, wait, what will people think of me if I talk about this?”

strandlines
strandlines

@bix agreed.