#WhatsYourStory #MindOurFuture #MentalHealth
Join @bringchange2mind, myself and countless others as we continue to share our stories, and start the conversation to end the stigma.

Yes, it’s true. Everyone knows me as the happy, fun and (hysterically) funny person that I am… but I face an illness, as so many others do, on the daily. Two years ago I was diagnosed with anxiety-depression. My symptoms ranged from nervousness, irritability, lack of sleep and a sadness so great that I often wonder how I even overcame it. I distanced myself from family & friends and constantly struggled to get out of the house to function in society. It took a pretty low moment in my life to finally be able to seek help by talking to a medical professional. I was prescribed medication, and slowly but surely recovered.

Today, I can proudly say I’m stronger than ever. However, this doesn’t mean that the illness has simply disappeared forever. What I went through, happened. And who I was, existed. Mental Health is a very important topic that shouldn’t be talked about lightly.

We should share our stories and let our voices be heard. We need to show people that mental illness is not just black & white; that there is an entire plethora of emotions that people deal with. We need to show people that mental illness is NOT a sign of weakness or invalidity. Most importantly, we need for people to understand that this illness isn’t born out of ignorance or a crave for attention– but that it’s very, very real.

Comment below with questions, I won’t be afraid to answer. Let’s show people that there should be a conversation had, and remind those with mental illness that they are not fighting the great fight alone.
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#WhatsYourStory #MindOurFuture #MentalHealth

3 Comments

  • Pamela P says:

    I suffer every day with anxiety and depression and feel I am always being judged by others who don’t suffer because they don’t understand. You have to go through it to understand the magnitude of this sometimesite debilitating illness. The one thing that saves me is it have a fantastic support system through my family. I pray every night for people who suffer from a mental illness as I know all to well what it is like to deal with it on a day to day basis.

  • Rebecca says:

    So very proud of you for telling your story . You will help many by not being afraid to talk about your struggles and what you are going thru.

  • Brett S says:

    Thank you for speaking up. More than half the battle is saying something.

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