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  •  It is also why many people are now afraid (6+ / 0-)

    to seek help.  Most say admitting they have mental illness such as depression puts them in a new box where a society would expect them to do harm to others.  

    •  They shouldn't be. It is a natural part of life at (1+ / 0-)
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      PsychoSavannah

      some point or other for lots of people. It is a part of your body that can get damaged and will need attention. End of story.

      Just like most people need glasses to help their eyes focus. Or need to learn about nutrition to help their bodies thrive. Or need a broken bone set to heal up properly. Or need dentistry to prevent cavities and gum disease.

      There's no shame in getting the help anyone needs.

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