For some people in my culture, mental illness doesn’t exist. They see it as something you can just snap out of, if you take care of yourself. They say, “You’re not really sick. You’re fine.” They have good intentions, but it means people have to look outside of their families to get help. That’s why I do this work—because mental illness needs to be acknowledged and talked about in order to reach recovery.
Special Projects Coordinator, Crisis Lines Team
Lines for Life