The four of us sat in the living room listening carefully. My mum and dad were sitting on the couch and my sister was on a tall stool, her eyes fixed on the floor.
I feel like my purpose in life now is to shine a glaringly bright light on mental illness. I feel that by helping others out of that dark place is the best and most powerful way to truly honour my sister.
“If I had to chose between having cancer or suffering from a mental illness, I would chose cancer. Because not only is cancer is far better understood in modern medicine, there are actual treatment options available. No one would ever dare call me “weak”, or ask me to “man up” or “shake it off”. I […]