“It’s time for all of that to change. We need to change the popular discourse about mental health and mental illness in our society, and it has to start with our community, with each one of us. We need to dispel the notion that there is a fundamental difference between those who are sick and those who are healthy; we are all on a spectrum, we all have the potential for balance and challenges, joy and despair. Every one of us has experience, either our own, or within our family or close friends, with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, mania, psychosis, and even suicidality. I certainly do.”

You can read more about my experience in therapy, and why I’m writing about this now, over at Kveller.com.