Bipolar and Mental Illnesses are written about here. Written by a bipolar person themselves.

 SANE 
  

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“It’s time to start talking about mental illness. There are so many ways that you can get involved and help us to #StopStigma, and change mental health for good.”

  

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“SANE campaigns tirelessly to end the stigma and prejudices surrounding mental health. We raise awareness and educate people about mental illness to combat the ignorance which all too often exacerbates the distress that sufferers experience. Together we can bring mental health out of the shadows. Please join the fight today and give here to help us #StopStigma. Thank you.”

  

Project Helping

“All of us at Project Helping intimately understand the stigma around mental health issues and depression. We understand because we have all struggled with depression and depression related illness and we have all felt the crushing burden of the stigma. In turn, we all understand the importance of working towards ending the associated stigma.”

  
​”The stigma that exists around depression and mental health is the primary reason that 80% of people suffering with mental health issues do not speak up and do not seek help. Forty million people in the United States suffer from depression. That means that approximately 25 million people suffer from depression in complete silence. In turn, this is the reason that approximately 40,000 people per year attempt suicide.”

  
“For those living with depression or other mental health issues in silence, they likely fear many possible repercussions:”

  • ​Limited Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Exclusion from Social Circles
  • ​Loss of Spouse/Partner
  • Judgement from Religious Community
  • Fear of Health and Life Insurance Limitations

Depression is a Serious Matter

“It is estimated that depression causes the most additional health issues of any disease. Depression is financially the most costly disease in the world due to the fact that is causes other health issues and often goes untreated. Unlike the emotional experiences of sadness, loss and passing mood states, clinical depression is persistent and can significantly interfere with someone’s ability to function. Many people still believe that the prolonged and overwhelming symptoms of depression are “not real” or that the person should “try harder” and “just get over it” and this creates the depression stigma.”

  
“When someone chooses not to speak up because of the fear and shame of the stigma, it can impact their life and health in many ways.”

  

  • Isolation 
  • Untreated Disease
  • Deteriorating Physical Health
  • Worsening or Co-occuring Additional Diseases

  

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