In the less-than-24-hours since I went public, I have been overwhelmed by the expressions of support and reassurance that have come my way. A telephone call within minutes of publishing my blog, others followed; emails and Facebook posts as well as a couple of disclosures from others (which I will keep private).
We managed a first ever conversation with someone who we knew had faced their own challenge but had resisted their own disclosure and I felt that somehow my disclosure had helped them make their own. I hope that I am right in that, and that this process of mine helps others to go public on the challenges they face and the support they need.
Thank you to all of you who have contacted me and all of you who have even thought about me.