Why is it so hard to talk about mental illness?

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Last Updated: 03/26/2018 at 5:21pm
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January 1st, 2018 4:22am
Mental Illness has unfortunately got a lot of stigma behind it; fortunately though the stigma is being broken and it is becoming easier and easier to talk about it. I guess a lot of the time it comes down to being able to admit to yourself that maybe you have a mental illness and fear regarding that and what other people will think of you that makes it really difficult to talk to others about it.
February 4th, 2018 7:34am
Mental illness isn't being talked about that much and not being given the attention needed because of the stigma and misconceptions that exist. People would always believe on what they think is "right" due to diverse cultural differences, beliefs, and opinions, and tend to invalidate people's struggles with mental health issues.
March 26th, 2018 5:21pm
Sometimes it is hard to face reality. Denial is a challenge to overcome and can be blinding. Admitting to ourselves can be challenging enough, let alone talking to another.