Someone Needs to Hear This: A Mental Health Series

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The stigma is real. 

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 did the brave thing of sharing their truth.

Here are those stories.

Week of May 2 – May 5

Courtney

Kathie

Anonymous I

Week of May 7 – May 11

Kristin

Anonymous II

Anonymous III

Sara

Anonymous IV

Week of May 14 – May 18

Anonymous V

Kim

Anonymous VI

Marlissa

Week of May 21 – May 25

Gina

Emily

Gailen

Anonymous VII

Anonymous VIII

Anonymous IX

Week of May 28 – May 31

Anonymous X

Gus

Sinclair

Anonymous XI