Another loss due to a mental health disorder/disease. A lot of people have to take insulin/take diabetes education classes to stay alive. A lot of people have to take heart medication, get pace makers etc to stay alive. The list goes on for physical illnesses. It’s acceptable. A lot of us have to take antidepressants, antipsychotics, antianxiety, mood stabilizers and seek therapy to STAY ALIVE. Why should physical well being trump mental well being? It’s made known when someone is battling cancer…why is it not made known when someone is battling depression? Both are a disease. Both can be deadly. You know why? Because it’s “shameful” in the eyes of those who won’t and don’t accept it. Why do “we” with any mental health disease feel that it should be kept it a secret? Judgement. Labeling. Singled out. Dismissed. Our bodies are all made up of tissues, organs, chemicals etc. You can have a disease with anyone of those….is the BRAIN not as important?!