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End The Stigma

Such wise words from Heather. Please be sure to check out her blog. I hope you enjoy this piece.

Falling down is an accident. Staying down is a choice. On the road to better mental health, you are going to fall down many times. The choice is yours: stay down or get up. This quote really spoke to me today. I can lie down and let my anxiety win, or I can stand up…

via End the Stigma-I choose to stand back up — Midsummer Daydreamer


Penny Wilson is an international writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

7 thoughts on “End The Stigma

  1. Thank you for sharing this incredibly powerful piece. Progress is being made in reducing the stigma of mental illness. But much work remains. You are making a difference through your voice, your words. Keep writing and sharing.


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