It is my hope that by sharing my experience, I can help end the stigma associated with mental and emotional disorders.
Someone told me they wouldn’t accept me as a friend because I have PTSD episodes in church sometimes. She usually treated me with contempt and it bothered me, so I decided to tell her that it hurt me. This was her response.
I hope that by sharing this, others who suffer from stigma for any reason may know that they are not alone, and that the opinions of others don’t affect your worth, value, or rights to be in church.