MH Recognition?

What is MH recognition? The MH is for Mental Hero. What do I mean by that?

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As someone who has dealt with depression and anxiety caused by chronic illness, I understand what it is like to share with others about it because of the stigma that is sometimes attached to the words Mental Health or Mental Illness.

I will never forget watching the movie Brain on Fire based on a true story of a young woman with a rare autoimmune disease that affected her brain. Watching that movie helped me accept the fact that I needed help with depression and anxiety. They are symptoms of two of the chronic ‘physical’ illnesses i have.

The first steps of sharing with people were anxious moments for me. Because of the stigma-(sadly yes in some churches too)- I offered to resign my ministry because I started taking medication for depression/anxiety. I will always remember the relief I felt when I was told that no I would not resign because it is medical.

As I began to share in my blog about chronic illness and about depression and anxiety, I found acceptance and also encouragement.

Because I know the courage it takes to share about mental health, I want to recognize some mental heroes. They are bloggers who shared about mental health issues in their blogs. She shares about her life and OCD. I enjoy her quirky sense of humor. 🙂 has a blog offering advice for dealing with mental health issues

Hannah of shares how her faith helps her with Social Anxiety

Pao of shares how her faith helps her with mental health

Ellie shares about her struggles in

The Dopamine Queen at shares her experience with bipolar and also helpful insights

thebiploarwritercollaborative,blog is a group of writers who share their experiences with mental health issues

I wanted to share these bloggers with you and also want to thank them for being willing to share about mental health. The more we know about and understand mental health, the less stigma there will be.

If we think about it logically, the brain is a physical part of our bodies. Why should there be stigma for mental health issues, which involve the brain, when there isn’t stigma for other physical illnesses.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

16 thoughts on “MH Recognition?

  1. Thanks for sharing this big brother. I’m thankful you decided to get help and didn’t have to resign your position. I pray others would get help too when needed. ❤️

  2. Thank you for sharing, I have Autoimmune Hashimoto, when the medicine doesn’t work correctly or left untreated two symptoms are depression/anxiety along with numerous other symptoms. Then there is stigma of weight gain you have no control over that is caused by the disease, which enhances already present depression / anxiety.

  3. You are very kind to share these bloggers. I will definitely check out their blogs because it is a positive way to meet new bloggers. I also struggle with mental illness through my son. Due to his chronic heart problem and other factors he developed anxiety and depression. It is sad because he is so young and the stigma of people can be bad. But, God! I trust in His healing power for you, my son and the others who suffered from this illness.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this topic and for the mention. I really appreciate your perspective on mental health issues and your courage in writing about your own struggles. It is a good example to me!

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