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This PostSecret submission arrived at my home yesterday and shocked me.
It shocks me because it reveals how this generation is courageously changing how we understand our mental wellness.
When I was younger, I struggled with depression and anxiety, like many of us, but I kept it a secret and in the darkness it got worse. I suffered longer, needlessly, because I was afraid that if others knew my struggles they would judge me. The old stigmas handed down from earlier generations kept me from asking for the help that was waiting for me.
I am so hopeful that this generation will continue to take ownership of mental wellness issues so that never again will we be ashamed to tell our stories and get the help we deserve.