I’ve added a new widget over there on the right for the “Stand Up” campaign to end the stigma against mental illness. As I’ve mentioned before on the blog, I have generalized anxiety disorder which can wreak havoc on my work, my relationships, and my self-esteem. Instead of ignoring it, I finally had to face it and go into therapy a couple of years ago. Something like 1 in 4 adults in America are dealing with mental health issues at any given time. Let’s take care of our brains and each other without passing judgement, shall we?
If you haven’t already seen this lovely TED Talk by Ruby Wax on the subject, take a few minutes to do so:
UPDATED (2/13) to include link to info about GAD.