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Arjuna Nagendran

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What experiences have made you more comfortable with mental health disorders?

What things make you fearful of mental health disorders? And what experiences have made you more comfortable with it?

In the quest to dispell stigma, how can we help our society grow out of its fear?

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  • Nov 5 2012: Simply put, I grew up with two parents suffering from PTSD at a minimum and possible Bipolar tendencies as well in my mom. I too have been diagnosed as depressed severely and overly anxious. I didn't really get a choice about dispelling the stigma of mental illness, I live with it daily. BUT, notice the CAPS, BUT...I LIVE with it daily. I survive and even thrive in my own ways. I excell at being me. I have tried to develop a sense of humor about it, not to laugh AT mental illness, but to laugh with and through it. Hey gang, I'm nuts! This might get entertaining. I embrace my battles because I know I will prevail. If folks will stick with me we might have some fun and learn something new. If they choose to abandon me, I'm gonna have some fun and learn something new. My new motto, sorta Latinish: SCRUEM!

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