Weighing just 2 pounds 14 ounces at birth, I began my life with many challenges – my mental health being my greatest challenge. I’ve spent my entire life trying to adapt and overcome those challenges. During my journey, I often felt like a lost child in an abyss of darkness looking for a way out. To my surprise I did not find a way out, but a guiding light to help me through my dark times and to see my path to a brighter future. My guiding light was my brother Chad; he was my greatest support system. A support system can be the difference between suffering alone in the darkness or shining in the light of life. My advice to anyone in need is get yourself some one you can talk to, someone you can trust.