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Carolyn’s story

“Sometimes space is good, like sitting and not talking.”

What kind of stigma did you experience/observe?

People would gossip/backbite and say things like “she’s crazy.”

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Some people would say that I was just being lazy when I was severely depressed.

What could someone have said/done to make it ok?

For me, it was learning to not be ashamed of what I was going through and to realize that it is an illness, and like other illnesses, it needed to be treated. I have found that staying on medication and going to a group.

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