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“Someone always has it worse than you”
Is what I grew up hearing a lot. And up until recently, it almost had me fooled. Our problems didn’t matter, we told ourselves, because someone always had it worse. We were told off for expressing emotion, expected to tough it out, and blatantly criticized and looked down upon every time we let out so much as a tear. It may be the twenty-first century now, but every time we hear the words “counselling” or “therapy”, we can’t help but still think about mental illness in its most repulsive of forms. And as bitter as it may be to take in, we are battling the stigma, but we are also a part of it.