21 celebrities speak honestly about their mental health battles
Marlene Breverman stashed this in Mental Health Stigmas
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Lady Gaga (twice)
Wow that's great that so many celebrities are talking about it.
Lady Gaga twice?
Here's some of a good history of well-known people lessening health stigmas.
Betty Ford brought breast cancer out into the open
"Before Mrs. Ford's candid revelation of her own breast cancer in 1974, public discussion of such a thing had been unheard of, and the impact of the personal news she shared affected millions of lives. Almost immediately, doctors reported an increase in women asking for screenings.
Many women who had hidden or denied a lump in their breast found the courage to take action. News coverage brought the words "breast cancer" out of the shadows and into the public discourse."
(Betty Ford also brought drug addiction into the public discourse.)
Wow Betty Ford did a lot of good with her willingness to take health issues public.