I’m feeling very overwhelmed, blessed and ridiculously pleased… so much so that I haven’t blogged via Dearest Someone, because I’ve been busy responding to everyone via Twitter and Facebook!
On Friday (17th July 2015) Time to Change, the national campaign to end mental health discrimination published a post that I’d written specially for their #StoryShorts campaign. Getting involved with Time to Change wasn’t a tricky decision at all, I feel very strongly about the work they do, and have often sought information from the campaign – and I regularly keep up to date with the blogs!!
My post: ‘Why I am sharing my PTSD story’ was shared across the campaigns social media streams as well as on the national website. I am still in slight disbelief at the incredible response from people who read the blog, loads of you got in contact via Facebook to say thank-you, and share your own stories – I can only thank you. I know how hard and scary it can be to publicly share your story, I know it can be seen as a personal achievement (if that’s the right way to phrase that?) But it also adds to the conversation of PTSD – your contribution to the wider discussion of breaking down stigma is so so valuable. And I cannot thank-you enough for interacting, commenting and sharing my post!
Once again… I am blown away by the wonderfulness of the Time to Change campaign, and the strange yet awesome power of the internet!
Read my Time to Change post here: http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/blog/why-i-am-sharing-my-ptsd-story
Make a pledge to end mental health stigma here: http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/pledgewall