Yes! So many times, yes. Thank you for speaking out. Thank you for sharing your story. Your courage to stand in freedom of your mental illness gives so many of us the courage to find our own freedom. And that is so powerful! And I did want to specifically point to something that I found beautiful, not just in your own writing, but in my own life and depression. We tend to blame our parents and family a lot. I get that. It’s easy to blame others when we are screaming on mute for someone to hear us. But what I’ve realized is that our parents can only show us as much light as they’ve seen; and if all they’ve seen is darkness themselves, then it doesn’t always give us the kind of support we need. It then becomes so important to step out of the same “support” circle you’ve always been around, and seek people who really CAN give you the help you need.



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