"Having a coach or a friend is a sounding board to be able to talk to yourself."
When you are willing to be honest, speaking the truth about where you are and what you are feeling, it can make the journey of healing more efficient. The journey of becoming stigma-bulletproof. And it's not just a mental construct. When you can experience it, when you can feel the opportunity of you being truly you, it blows away the stigma. What's left is connection.