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AhDee’s Story

“Knowledge IS power.”

Share your stigma experience.

I’ve been sad since I can remember, the same with being scared around people and often getting sick physically caused by anxiety. No one knew, not even me. I’ve lost job interviews, stopped studying multiple times and was not able to finish. I’ve had anxiety attacks in the middle of a group of people. It COULD be different for other people if we just Make It Ok to TALK about it.

How did you overcome this experience?

I diagnosed myself with help of the internet and eventually received psychiatric treatment. I talked about it, about how I felt. I gained knowledge. I understood. A decade later I think I AM being properly treated.

Help others by sharing a brief, positive message.

Knowledge IS power. ((It actually is…))

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