The Stigma of Mental Health in Gay Culture

3 min readMay 29, 2021
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I selfishly believed that something was wrong because I appear to attract’ people with mental health illness. I experience mental health illnesses, depression and anxiety. Was my belief a symptom of my self-hate and feelings of shame at experiencing mental health problems? I have to admit that was part of it.

Friends who also experience mental health conditions would comment: ‘what is about…


Interested in people, nature, science and technology, and history. MSc in Research Methods (Birkbeck), MA Industrial Design (UAL)