People of colour, particularly African Americans, feel the stigma more keenly.
In a race-conscious society, some don’t want to be perceived as having yet
~ Bebe Moore (Author)
I have to put my pride aside. I have to do what’s right for me
and focus on my mental health and not jeopardize my health and well-being.
That’s why I decided to take a step back.
~ Simone Biles (World Gymnastics Championships)
I always try to push myself to speak up for what I believe to be right, but that often comes at a cost of great anxiety. I do hope that people can relate and understand it’s O.K. to not be O.K., and it’s O.K. to talk about it. There are people who can help, and there is usually light at the end of any tunnel.
~ Naomi Osaka (World Tennis Player)
My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember.
I deserve to have peace. I deserve to be happy and smiling. Why not me?
~ Kid Cudi
Mental illness in Black families is often ignored and placed in a box for God
to take care of but we know that mental illness is a real issue that need space
and room to be addressed and treated. Having a mental illness is not a character
~ Mental Health America
As you get older, you become more comfortable in your own skin and
comfortable in saying no to things. I have also learned that saying no is just
as valuable as saying yes. It’s something that, I think, comes with age and really
having a sense of your self-worth. And then you make choices based on that.
~ Meghan Markle (UK Royalty and Actress).
I finally realized that owning up to your vulnerabilities is a form of strength. And making the choice to go to therapy is a form of strength
~ Lizzo (Singer).
“I was just in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom. I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to 3 years if not dealt with. And I like communication best. Talking things through with my sister, my friends, let me know that my feelings are totally normal. It’s totally normal to feel like I’m not doing enough for my baby”
~ Serena Williams (World Tennis Champion)