Today is celebrated as World Mental Health Day and the theme for this year is "Mental Health in an Unequal World". This is so broad and can be looked at from several angles beginning with understanding what mental health is.
Mental health is a state of holistic wellness which enables us to live a holistically balanced and productive life.
Well, when we keep secrets maybe out of shame for what we did or what people did to us, or out of fear of what people will think/say/do, we suffer and our mental health starts to deteriorate. I know what am talking about because I had once gotten into a situation I could as well hide as a secret for life.
I had/have a son with a priest of the Roman Catholic church. The video made on my special son's 18th birthday narrates that all.
I didn't want my mental health to take more heat than it was already taking from and following my parents awful divorce.
I share my story which I owned from the moment he was born, to inspire motivate and encourage someone out there to free themselves of the yoke of a secret and the stigma the world can throw on them if they come to find out your secret.
Inequalities will.always exist but you can learn to navigate the scenarios and then walk away head high "yes I fumbled but am back in my feet"...