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In a society where mental illness is still majorly stigmatized, it isn’t always easy to speak up. But that’s why it’s *so* important when people do. The more we talk about mental illness, the more that we recognize that there’s nothing bad about people who suffer from it. As many say, why judge someone who has, for example, schizophrenia, if we wouldn’t judge them if they had cancer? So when Sharon Osbourne opened up about her recent mental health issues, we were so grateful for her willingness to be open and unashamed. Because mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of.

In a Monday episode of The Talk, Osbourne opened up about her emergency leave of absence and admitted that she had to be placed in a facility.

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Eventually, it was just too much for Sharon Osbourne, and her family stepped in to help her.

It’s so necessary that those with mental illnesses have a strong support system, whether that be their families, partners, friends, an online community, or a support group. So often what we want is to know that we’re not alone, and to have people who will help us seek out resources.

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Surviving mental illness is a struggle, but it isn’t impossible.

We’re so, so grateful for Osbourne’s vulnerability and honesty about her fight with mental illness, and we hope Sharon Osbourne (and everyone else with a mental illness) knows we send nothing but love. We’re listening.

H/T People