I have many cherished friends living with major, "invisible" health challenges. Everyday they work very hard to prevent others from knowing of their struggles. They work to "pass" as being just another face in the crowd.
You can read some of my story on the DBSA national web site:
CARE FOR YOUR MIND. Can Erasing Stigma Lead to Earlier Acceptance of Treatment?: http://careforyourmind.org/can-erasing-stigma-lead-to-earlier-
S.L. Brannon, B.A., M.Ed., D.Div. You can learn more about me (Steve Brannon) on facebook and linkedin.