Hard-earned Silver Lining

When we spoke with Dr. Patrick Corrigan, who heads the National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment, in the podcast episode “Fighting Stigma,” he spoke of the qualities and virtues he has found and/or developed as a result of battling mental health issues. It’s a good reminder. As I have often said, it’s certainly not the method by which most of us would chose to learn lessons of resiliency and empowerment, but if we have to deal with depression’s demons on one end, we may as well acknowledge the life-changing opportunities/gifts on the other. With that, I step down from my tiny soapbox.