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  1. Thanks for this article.  Reading other people’s stories is enlightening, both for my own state and for understanding other communities I engage with.

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  2. #metoo. i have been designing web sites since 2000. i was diagnosed borderline schizophrenic in 1973 while on active duty in berlin, germany. in 1975 i was diagnosed with schizophrenia. in 1995 i was diagnosed with delusional disorder and began receiving ssdi in june of that year. there are a lot of “us” (vietnam era vets and our contemporary brothers and sisters) who have had and are still having a difficult time trying to be productive in society. it’s sad that so many have given up and are homeless or have taken their own lives. the public has no idea the trials and tribulations veterans suffer at the hands of the va not only medically, but in the disability benefits arena.

    i could go on, but stay tuned. there is a web site brewing to inform the american public what veterans go through to receive the benefits to which veterans are entitled.

    i did run across a veteran not long ago who is being successful as a web designer.

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  3. thanks so much for this. i’m a designer and musician, and have been living with anxiety and bipolar disorder for many years. the public stigma of these disorders still looms large for many of us, and the more people who speak out, the more we can change the culture of shame surrounding it.

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  4. Thank you for writing this.

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  5. Very interesting talk about a topic very close to my heart. Thanks!

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  6. This was refreshing. I had saved this article in my RSS reader for a few weeks because I wanted to give it my full attention, and it was worth it. I have to admit, I felt some resistance when I read the “Meet the Contributors” section. People talking about their accomplishments usually just makes me bummed. But then, those same voices discussing their struggles brought it all home. I hope to think back to this article in the future, when I’m feeling jealous or insufficient.

    I’ve always thought that everyone struggles, even though most people don’t talk about it. It’s nice to have more data points. If anyone is interested in an additional perspective on anxiety, here’s a video I made about it. https://vimeo.com/1437430

    Thanks for doing this, Brandon. And thanks to all those who shared.

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