As most of you may know I work in the Mental Health & Human Services field, and I say this as a prelude to what this post is about. One of my favorite television programs is Blue Bloods starring Tom Selleck. Last nights episode entitled “With Friends Like These,” while the main story was about a former mobster, the side story has to deal with mental health, those affected by it, and how the front lines of our cities deal with it. Please watch the episode and see what I experience everyday. Learn about mental health and work on stopping the stigma!
As many of you know I have an autoimmune disease called Fibromyalgia. I get up each day no matter my pain level and go to work. It is not easy but I get through each day.
Just because I have this awful disease doesn’t mean words do not hurt me any less. I will continue to be the best advocate for CPS/Fibro/Mental Health I can be, there is nothing anyone can do to stop me.
Time for “normal” people to stop pointing fingers and finding fault and get educated on what we deal with.
For my fellow Pain Warriors keep up the fight, you Are NOT alone! Spread some education around and if they don’t want to be educated then they can kiss our asses!