April 3, 2014
I’m tired of the negative stigma associated with mental illness. The stigma is so bad that people are afraid to take the much needed medications that can help make all the difference. People are afraid to admit there’s a problem or they are uncomfortable seeking treatment/therapy because of what it will do their reputation. It’s frustrating to me that a person can have a heart condition, thyroid problem, or diabetes but when it comes to the brain getting sick we as a society look the other way. In the civilian world the stigma associated with mental illness is pretty big. In the military it’s even bigger. You don’t want to get me started on the negative stigma associated with mental illness in the church. That’s a whole other ball of wax I don’t have time for! Mental health care is at the bottom of the barrel in this country and it ought not be this way.