Of course I’m not terrified of talking about mental health. I’m terrified of not talking about it. There are still far too many people that don’t understand that being diagnosed with a mental illness is akin to being diagnosed with diabetes, or rheumatoid arthritis, or cancer. It’s completely out of the person’s control. Can you imagine suggesting to someone with cancer that they “pull themselves up by their boot straps and snap out of it”? The thought sickens me.