A short and powerful statement from a visitor who stopped by our #LookBeyond table at the Recovery Fair in September.
Why pledge to #BeStigmaFree? For Adrian, it’s all about community: “This is a very positive town. We have some very beautiful people here.”
The worst stigma is self-stigma: the inability to love yourself, or blaming yourself, for a brain disorder that can strike anyone, no matter their race, background, job or income.
Hey, Laceey. It’s Laceey. This is not a prank. This is not your mom trying to make you feel better, or your dad playing some ridiculous joke on you. You know them well enough. They would never write you a letter like the one you are about to hear.
You are growing inside of me. I don’t know if you are a girl or boy but I know I love you more than I will ever be able to show. I have all of these plans for us and memories that we will make.