Stigma No More

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are doing well, I am doing good. I have decided to start another blog. http://stigmanomore.blogspot.com/. It is called Stigma no more. I have personally been an advocate for people who suffer from mental illness. Most of you that visit this blog know my mothers story. I have my own Panic Disorder and so does my daughter. We are lucky we just take a pill and it goes away and we can live normal lives. My biggest fear growing up was that I would inherit my mothers disease and go through what she did. Luckily that is not the case. I still have a close relative who is not as lucky and me and my daughter. This person is struggling with Bipolar disorder and after their recent breakdown it made me realize that there is still such a stigma attached to mental illness. I will share information about the different mental illnesses and their treatments. I would encourage anyone to feel free to share their story and I will post it if you want me to. I may not make a big difference, but I feel I need to start somewhere to help end this stigma. I also hope to help people who feel they are alone or need support.
Thanks for visiting my blog,
Take Care,
Janet :)


  1. I think it is wonderful that you are starting a new blog about such an important and misunderstood illness. I look forward to visiting!

    Take care:)

  2. This is wonderful and someone needs to help us all. I inherited my Anxiety with extreme panic attacks and I am Bi-Polar also.

    These are some of the main reasons I searched for years to find my biological families as I was adopted.

    I found what I was looking for. On my mother's side...Bi-Polar runs rampant and my father was an Agoraphobic as I am! I got a double whammy.

    Triple actually, due to extreme abuse as a child and young adult I also suffer from extrme PTSD.

    Both of my daughters deal with Chronic anxiety. One suffers more than the other. But, luckily neither have reached the level I have.

    I am always open about my conditions because of the stigma. More times than not, I am shunned when or deemed weak in my faith, but, nonetheless, I still openly admit to everyone!

    It has to stop somewhere!!

  3. Thanks for the info on your new blog, I'm heading over there after I write this.

    It's great that you've started that blog. As someone with several mental health diagnoses, I know first-hand the stigma related to mental illness. It's sad that so many people misunderstand it, it's no different from having diabetes or any other medical condition.

    I hope you're having a great summer!