Personal Narrative: My Experience With Mental Illness

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On April 17, 2018, I had the opportunity to go to an event about mental illness. I was able to hear people share their stories on how they found their own light out of their own struggles. There was videos of others who shared their own experience on how they dealt with it. I noted common mental illness, according to the video, that were shared. Bipolar, depression, and anxiety were common. A few things caught my attention, many people who have a mental illness are judged and put down. This only makes matter worse, which can lead to substance abuse. Substance abuse brings numbness, so one does not have to deal with reality. Jessie Wright, an ARC Alumni, spoke in this event. She deals with bipolar, schizophrenic and anxiety. She used drugs
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