Freeing Yourself from Mental Health Stigma

What does it truly mean to be free? In order to experience true freedom should it exist on a mental, physical, and spiritual level? Do we ever get to the core of freedom?

Freedom is something I have consistently been after. Freedom is something I feel everyone deserves. When someone has mental health experiences they usually face stigma and others not understanding. As a therapist, I sit with various people who feel like a burden, misunderstood, confused, etc.

In order for me to be the best therapist I can be, I must practice daily to free myself as well. I must not be afraid to be vulnerable about my own journey. You must remember there is power in your words. You can set your thoughts free. You can be free. I chose freedom.

To hear my journey listen to the season 1 finale of my podcast, “Breaking Barriers: A Mental Health Discussion”.

Helpful Resources:

To listen to the podcast click here; for video click here.

Learn how to be honest about your feelings here.

For a technique on how to overcome anxiety read this blog post here.

Do you experience suicidal thoughts…read this blog post here and listen to this poem here.

For more information about finding a therapist in your area refer to the resource page .

Written : July 15, 2021


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