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The Truth Behind Mental Health Advocacy & Feminism

The Truth Behind Mental Health Advocacy & Feminism

I started mental health advocacy work in 2012, it has been 5 years since. While different advocacy efforts have its own unique challenges, there are some similarities. 

Here are some lessons I learned from mental health advocacy that I have encountered with women's rights. 

The same people you use your voice for are the first to object

Learned helplessness

Hidden agenda

Mistake your kindness for weakness

Underestimate the challenges of recovery, invalidating the hard work

Being a voice for others, it's also about your personal evolvement 

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