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esthermb1996
esthermb1996 Community member Posts: 18 Courageous
I am a young mum with a mental illness and I also have a toddler with cerebral palsy. For a long time I isolated myself, and was ashamed to share my own diagnosis with family and kept my daughters diagnosis from my friends. I didn’t feel comfortable to speak out because of the stigmas attached. I’ve written a blog about stigma, so hopefully this encourages at least one person so start talking! https://allforzariah.com/2019/06/14/letstalkstigma/

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  • Ails
    Ails Community member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @esthermb1996,
    Your blog is totally inspiring and a great read.  Thank you for sharing.  I'm so glad that writing helps to break down stigma for you as we all need to talk more openly about things and not bottle our feelings up.  Although this is sometimes easier said than done.  I wish you and your daughter all the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,882 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for sharing your story.  Writing is therapeutic isn’t it? 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,100 Scope online community team
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    Hi @esthermb1996, another great entry in your blog, thank you for sharing it with us! How are you and Zariah today? 
    Community Manager
    Scope
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