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What a Friend Calling Me ‘Crazy’ Taught Me About Sharing My Mental Health Challenges

A decade later and I still vividly remember the words, “you are crazy,” coming out of my friend’s mouth.

I was meeting my friend for lunch after my weekly therapy session. She asked where I was coming from. I nonchalantly responded, “therapy.”

My friend stopped walking and yelled, “I didn’t know you are crazy! Am I safe being around you?”

As someone who writes and coaches for a living, I am rarely at a loss for words. Yet, there are no words to explain how I felt at that moment.

Ten years later and I am still left nearly speechless when I think of the encounter. I had just disclosed something personal, vulnerable with this friend. Her immediate reaction was to question my sanity. To label and shame me. To question her safety rather than my

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My Mental Health: Readers Choice

A decade later and I still vividly remember the words, “you are crazy,” coming out of my friend’s mouth.
It’s 2021 and we’ve come a long way with how we talk about mental health, but it’s very clear there is much more work that needs to be done. In this digital age of sharing every aspect of our lives, it can seem like everybody has it together. Camera rolls across the world are filled with that perfect shot – and the 37 others taken before it that society has made us feel aren’t good enough. To go against this aesthetic of a picture-perfect life can be downright scary, though sharing the absolute truth of what happens behind the lens may just be what we really need.

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