“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.”
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.