Hannah’s heart raced as she walked into the cafeteria to have lunch with her co-workers. After hiding her intermittent depression for years, she finally gathered the courage to talk about it and felt ready to reveal her authentic self. She couldn’t help worrying though because she knew the stigma against mental illness still existed, and she might be judged harshly.
Hannah’s face lit up when she saw how receptive her friends were and was more than happy to answer all of their questions. A co-worker wiped the smile off her face when he asked, “Why can’t you just snap out of it?”