Despite progress made toward eradicating the stigma around mental health and mental illness, for persons with lived experience, choosing whether or not to disclose remains an important and difficult decision. After careful consideration of the pros and cons, I decided to disclose my mental illness in September 2015 through Toddcast Season 1 Episode 2 and … Continued
About Darlene Marion
In 2015, I decided to disclose that I live with mental illness by sharing my story publicly through a Toddcast (http://www.toddlyons.ca/2015/09/toddcast-season-1-episode-2-mental.html). Although it wasn't easy, it was necessary. It allowed me to start living my life without shame or guilt or fear. By sharing my story, I want to help eliminate stigma and spread the message of hope and recovery.