Struggle and hardship are two things that I have been familiar with and worked to overcome. After many years of going through the alcoholic death walk I was diagnosed with cancer. Struggling with the physical pain of chemotherapy, the sickness, nausea, and emptiness brought me to a dark place in my life. One where the only way out I could find was suicide.
Instead of dying I was given a new chance at life. I found a path to recovery and hope through my renewed sense of purpose in pointing people to the source of universal hope. The most important lesson I have learned is that the source of universal hope loves all of us very deeply. I hope to spread this message to those that are suffering and bring a sense of peace to all those around me.
My work with SHARE! Culver City and the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health taught me that my life is valuable. I now work to spread awareness and education on recovery from mental illness as well as suicide prevention education. I am excited to be part of This Is My Brave and the work the show is doing to help others overcome the stigma of talking about mental health. I hope to advocate for the acceptance of those of us with mental challenges. I give my story to encourage all my peers to live graciously with life because you are more than a diagnosis. We are an awesome part of the source of universal hope.
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Please share this post with friends and family in the Los Angeles area. We're all affected by mental health and addiction issues, and the more we can support each other, the easier it will be for people to seek help. This Is My Brave is proof that Storytelling Saves Lives.