Society often pretends that the brain cannot get sick. And if it does, society tells us it’s a secret that must be kept. That is stigma.
Accompanied by more anxiety, guilt and isolation, I worry that I am letting the people that I love down. I worry that people will see me as unreliable. I worry that I will seem boring.
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