If you are living with a mental health condition, you know that it’s not something that is your fault or something you can can simply “get over.” It’s not that simple.
Yet, because you don’t “look sick” and because people can be judgmental, you might not always get the support you need and deserve.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) works to combat stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is. They help educate, advocate, listen, and lead when it comes to mental health. You can read all about what they do here to support those with anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, schizophrenia, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, autism, and others.
This weekend, my family is participating in NAMI Walks, a public display of support for people affected by mental illness, with the goal of changing how Americans view people with a mental illness.
If you are able to contribute anything at all to our team’s donation page, no matter how small, it would be greatly appreciated.