Michael Schratter: “Why I Ride” Why Do I Ride? Quite simply, not to hide. For it is in the hiding, in having mental illnesses remaining carefully hidden and invisible, that allows for the misconceptions, misunderstandings and fear in our society to continue. If we hide, if our friends and family hide, mental illness stigma wins. stigma ˈstɪɡmə/ noun – a mark of disgrace associated... read more