“I lost the fear to ask for help. When I found the courage to seek the help, I knew I was doing the right thing. I was able to speak about what was going on with me around people. I felt like it became a tool that I could use to help other people that are going through depression. Whether it was with an individual or in a group setting, I think it opened up the door to want to know more about the mental illness world. And when that happened, I found out that it’s world-wide. So me finding out that it’s a world-wide thing, it made me want to become an advocate, because I noticed there are people that are afraid to speak because of the stereotype and how people will look at them and perceive them.
But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.