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Words by Sara
What mental illness(es) are you currently living with?
What’s one thing you want others to know about your mental illness?
That it happens to people of all shapes and sizes, and getting the right help is important. There is nothing to be ashamed about.
What’s one thing you’re seeking to unlearn about the mental illness(es) you live with?
Making strong attachments.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone who loves a person living with a mental illness, and wants to support them?
I felt like I was all alone, and even contemplated suicide. Then I realized how sad my friends and family would be, and I owed it to myself to get the help I needed. My counselor saved my life, and I will be eternally grateful for his help.
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ABOUT THE SERIES
There’s someone that needs to hear that mental illness doesn’t define us. There’s a lot of noise out there about who we are and what we’re capable of. But, we get to speak for ourselves. That’s why this series exists. It’s a small but meaningful addition to Mental Health Awareness Month. Storytelling can break chains and make us feel less alone. Our truths can help others see the other side of a thing, of a person. Our stories can help someone feel a little more empowered, and a little more hopeful. Each series storyteller was brave enough to share a piece of their truth.
To view more stories from the series, visit the series homepage.