What would you relate with the term “mental illness”?
There is a lot of mysteries evolved around mental illness, most of which are misunderstanding and prejudices such as “mental illness = losing their minds + abnormal”, “people with mental illness = insane and dirty”. Sometimes, the common judgment in the society caused the isolation of the persons with lived experience.
StoryTaler has been organizing Storytelling Day since 2015. Storytelling Day is an opportunity to connect people with lived experience with the general public in the format of a dialogue. When people with lived experience share their story, participants experience their ups and downs of their mental landscape, hopefully with one takeaway in mind: we are no less the same, yet no less different with the people with lived experience.