Country: United States
I believe mental health professionals must be directly involved in the fight against mental health stigma. Depression specifically is stigmatized, many times the blame falling on the individual for allowing the mental illness to take over their lives and not wanting to be happy. I consider myself to be resilient, however, I myself have experienced bouts of depression, thus I know first hand depression can affect any individual from any background. I want to work together with your team to destigmatize depression.