The Mental Health Closet
Those of us with psychiatric disorders have a choice to make. We can hold the truth of our mental conditions close, as a strictly personal matter, or we can let other people know, making this very intimate part of our lives public, even political. Are you "in the closet" (private) or "out" (public) and why?
How old are you?
18 or under
Prefer not to say
How public are you about your mental illness?
No one knows but me and my mental health team
A few friends &/or family members know
I'm out in my personal life, but not in my work/professional life
I'm completely public
Have you published a post or article on this subject?
Planning to post one in the future
If yes, what is the URL of this post?
What do you think are the risks of going public?
What do you think are the benefits of going public?
What are the benefits of "staying in the mental health closet"?
What is the downside of staying in the closet?
Any further comments?
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