Suicide Prevention Month: Combating Stigma with Compassion


This post is part of a Suicide Prevention Month blog series. Read the other blogs here.

Active Minds mental health compassionI am currently a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno, majoring in English Creative writing, Philosophy, and Psychology Research. I am finally graduating from my university with all three majors after five years of school and battling my mental health illnesses.

I am a success story, and because of this, I wanted to share my experience.

I think it is important that people continue to change the conversation about mental health because it can help people who struggle, like me, succeed and overcome impossible hurdles to fulfill their goals. I think the most important thing about changing the conversation starts with humanizing the survivors and sufferers and demonstrating how vitalĀ it is to show compassion–even in the smallest ways.
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