Mental health awareness saves lives. Period.
I stayed sick for a long time because those closest to me didn’t understand that mental illness is a disease like diabetes or cancer that I had no control over. When I was sick, my illness wouldn’t allow me to understand that it wasn’t my fault. Living in a society that tells me that I’m not sick, I’m just lazy, almost killed me.
It is my passion that no one has to suffer as long as I did and that my advocacy can help spread awareness instead of disease. If you are suffering, please get help. Find people who understand. Mine was a long, painful journey back to health – yours doesn’t have to be.
I have 15 years of public speaking experience. I’ve written for WebMD, WEGO Health and The International Bipolar Foundation.