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#MoreThanMyDiagnosis | Breaking Down The Stigma *open!*

So much stigma still surrounds mental illness, but perhaps most devastating is the belief that one’s identity is wrapped up in their mental illness. About 6 months ago I created a video called #behindtheOCD to show that people are more than their OCD diagnosis. Carly from carlyjeancongilosi.wordpress.com and I have decided to partner up to create a follow-up video, #MoreThanMyDiagnosis, to show that having a mental illness does not define who a person is.

We are currently looking for participants to submit photos for the follow-up video. If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness (it could be anything…OCD, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.) and would like to help end the stigma associated with mental illness, please submit a photo of yourself holding up a piece of paper that highlights your diagnosis AND your most defining characteristic or characteristics. Include the hashtag, #MoreThanMyDiagnosis. My example is below. 🙂

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To all potential participants: Thanks for daring to share your diagnosis with the world…even more, thanks for recognising that having a mental illness does not define who you are!!

Photos can be submitted to me at ellensocdblog@hotmail.com or you can tweet @Ellen_White_ on Twitter. Photos can also be submitted by email to Carly at octakesontheworld@gmail.com or @CarlyCongilosi on Twitter.

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