So I am interested in peoples opinions on the discussion of mental health conditions. For many years I never told anyone about mine apart from my BFF, I was embarrassed, ashamed and very self conscious. As the years have gone on I have became more confident, learnt a lot more about my conditions and I’m pretty clued up now on what meds work for me and how to cope with the constant hurdles that depression and anxiety bring.
Also since starting my nursing degree I have became much more aware of the drive to dropping the stigma of mental health conditions and promoting awareness of said conditions, but there are still times that I feel even people who should be fine with talking about it aren’t.
Now I’m not talking about getting into lengthily discussions or analyzing thoughts over with people, the BFF and BGF get that privilege 😉 I’m talking about simply saying to someone “I have depression” or “Sorry I’m not feeling great today, I get really bad anxiety”
Please fill in the poll and help me find out, are we ready as a society to talk about these things openly ?