Stigma Fighters is a blog series I created for people living with mental illness to share their journeys. Contributors have written about living with depression, bipolar, PTSD, and anxiety to name a few conditions mentioned. It has been liberating for these individuals to share their stories.
Stigma Fighters has become more than just a place to swap stories. It's a community of like-minded individuals.
We are human beings who are tired of living with the label or diagnosis attached to them. Members of this community are willing to stand up and say "I am living with depression, but I am not defined by my diagnosis."
As one of my brave Stigma Fighters, Eva, said: "I don't want to be bipolar, I want to be Eva with bipolar." She's right. We are not our diagnoses. We are people living with mental health issues.