we should be providing a safe space for our young people to be who they are.
when the world seems like pure chaos,
at hurricane speed,
you have to hold onto something.
whatever it is.
whatever it takes.
how my recovery journey began.
how it continued.
what it took.
why i even did it.
more than an open letter to the pastor who kicked me out.
a message of hope to the ones left behind.
this is the most personal story i’ve shared this publicly.
we so often talk a big game about inclusion,
and manage to find a way out of it every. time.
it gets difficult to love.
this means one in every five humans you meet have or will experience mental illness. 1 in 25, or 10 million Americans, live with a serious mental illness.