Stigma is a problem for me due to the intimidation I have suffered.
I do not want to go into details because I do not want to trigger anyone.
If I had only been isolated, then I could have managed that experience.
I could have endured being laughed at.
But it was the intimidation which has proved a problem.
Intimidation is a difficult thing to live with as you feel you have no value.
No-one likes to be shouted at. No-one likes to receive abusive ‘phone calls.
Incidents like these made me feel I had no worth.
That is one reason I find it difficult to live with mental illness and stigma.