She wants to shatter stigma of mental illness
She said she was really nervous about sharing details of her mental illness, but it's something she's willing to do to eliminate the stigma that often surrounds it.
Jacci Magnuson, 41, of Alexandria has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and major depression.
In her experience, she said, "Once people know you have mental illness, they shy away from you or think you're going to flip out or something."
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