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I decided to send this note to everyone at Sussex MSK Partnership (central) where I work. A tiny contribution to challenging stigma.
Dear friends and colleagues
This is to let you know that I am going through a bad bout of anxiety and depression.
It may be due to withdrawal effects as I tried to come off my meds. It is proving another very hard time.
I want at least to break the stigma by saying this because I know a lot of others at work who sometimes go through similar problems.
And I don’t think in our society we talk about it enough or support each other adequately – there is still a taboo and people do not know how to talk about it. We call it stress at best. And it is still regarded as a weakness – more so than physical health problems. I worry a…
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