This week is Mental Illness Week and we have been sharing facts and statistics all week to create more education and awareness around mental health. Sharing this information also helps to combat the stigma surrounding mental illness.
If there is one word to describe life in most of my 20’s it would be hopeless. I picked up drugs at 17 and got sober at 26. Those years that I was using I was merely existing in life, my only priority was getting drugs. I’d have all these ideas of my future like getting a college degree, finding a career I love and starting a family but that’s all it was, just ideas.