If you have a mental illness , do you feel ashamed to tell people for fear of judging?

I am a mental health nurse and wondered if societies negative opinions affected you inn any way? I feel proud of my patients and their ongoing recoveries, but they come across many hurdles in the shape of ignorance, media coverage of "mad" people etc
Update: carol and lisa, thank you for your answers.they are great
Update 2: thefog, I actually agree with you. I have tried for a long time to get my patients need met with local authorities with Disability living allowance and assisted bin collections. They are really quite predjudiced at times
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