Mental Illness is My Superpower

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Let’s End the Stigma

Depression has made me want to shrink myself, hide away, avoid all of the phone calls, emails, and text messages. Depression has robbed my creativity, my motivation, my confidence and strength. But I can’t hide. The stigma surrounding mental illness is begging me to be brave. Stigma harms the 1 in 5 Americans affected by…

Back to the Roots: Mental Illness Superpowers

In working toward finding mental health stability while simultaneously facing the highs and unrelenting lows of life, the creativity and motivation to write can be hard to access.  I find great joy in writing, yet the apathy of mild depression stagnates my motivation to seek out joyful activities, as binge watching TV on the couch…

I Get Knocked Down, But I Get Up Again

Chronic mental illness feels like fighting in a lifelong battle you can never win.  The exhaustion of getting knocked down, and knowing only you can get yourself back up again, and again, and again, feels like too much sometimes.  Depression lies to us time and time again.  Depression tells us that we should keep our…


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Mental Health Stats

  • One in five U.S. adults experience mental illness in their lifetime
  • 17% of youth experience a mental health condition
  • The average amount of time between symptom onset and seeking treatment is ELEVEN years
  • Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S
  • Suicide has risen in the U.S. by 31% since 2001

**Statistics from NAMI.org in 2020

Get Help if You Need It

Mental Health Resources

NAMI Help Line: 800-950-NAMI 

NAMI crisis help: text NAMI to 741-741

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)