Dear Candace,

I believe you. I hear you. You matter, your words matter, they make an impact. The stigma from mental illness can only be removed if it SEEN & BELIEVED! It’s should be met with compassion, not pity.

Maybe we’re stronger in broken places. Maybe we need to learn that to get to contentment, to self-acceptance & all sorts of forgiveness, for ourselves & others, we need to go through hell, trying to hold our heads high. I don’t know. But I do know that you write about this with eloquence & power. Please, continue to write, your voice is important. You ARE heard!

Written by

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store