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  • Stephen A from Stephen's Story - The Road to Acceptance

    The road to acceptance that I have a mental illness has been filled with a lot of denial and shame; denial because I didn’t want to be labeled as “crazy”, shameful because I believed the lie that having a mental illness is a character flaw and a sign of spiritual weakness. Also, being a man,

  • I am a NAMI In Our Own Voice (IOOV) presenter. When I present, I begin by saying that “one of the things I like to do” is to wake up in the morning. I lived for 45 years in misery and almost every morning I found myself having to make a decision as to whether

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Education about mental illness is a crucial aspect of breaking the stigma that prevents so many people from getting help. #MentalHealth

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