Mental Illness Awareness Month

As we turned the page on April we look towards May with raising awareness on mental illness.In a lot of communities, mental illness is frowned upon and shameful.Growing up in Zimbabwe people looked upon it as witchcraft.When I was young I was socially awkward, politically incorrect in fact I can't remember how many times I was called crazy.It did not help much that I ran away from home and so it stuck I must have been touched by some witchcraft I was "mad".It took coming to the USA at the age of 20 and being diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome to understand that not only was I not crazy but tested with an IQ of 155.I have continued over the years to bring awareness to mental illness not only because of how I felt at being an outcast BUT because it seems to bring a shame or tarnish so many wonderful lives.Don't call someone crazy, don't laugh, don't gossip, don't be dismissive. Bipolar, depression, schizophrenia does not mean you cannot be a positive and meaningful member of society ....LIVE LOVE LAUGH SOAR and get the help you need and deserve...

VT Williams ...Founder

Mental Illness Awareness Month (May)

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