Family history has its own significance and a major role to play in one’s life. Knowing about one’s history not only helps a person gain a better understanding of one’s past but also of the individual’s present.
Talking about one’s family history is normal conversation. But, when someone tries to talk about the mental health issues faced by any of his/her family members, it is either considered embarrassing or an anecdote to be shared with friends. Shame and stigma associated with mental illnesses discourage people from discussing them openly. Read more