My experiences with mental illness have given me a deeper compassion for those who are suffering. After a long road of ups, downs, and even sideways movements I believe I have recovered to where I can talk about my personal experiences, offer aid and advice to those who are looking for it, and advocate for those who aren’t able or ready to advocate for themselves. I also believe that the stigma and silence surrounding mental illness are in serious need of being challenged and completely done away with. The more we get people advocating for the mentally ill as well as those who are mentally ill sharing our stories, the quicker we can get the tasks at hand accomplished.
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