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Diane’s Story

“Think Positive even when you see and feel negative.”

Share your stigma experience.

I lost an important job that I cherished due to going over permitted FMLA that I took. I was diagnosed with a mental illness and no one at my job seemed to care or didn’t know how to address. I dealt with stigma every single day and had to deal with sexual harassment too.

How did you overcome this experience?

I had to take a Medical leave and begin therapy.

Help others by sharing a brief, positive message.

Think Positive even when you see and feel negative. I take one minute at a time then I can concentrate on one day at a time.

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