I have a mental illness. It affects me everyday, but it does not define who I am. I am the caring, loving, and resilient person that I am because my experiences have shaped who I am, not my mental illness. I want to live in a world where saying you have a mental illness does not give you pity stares or hushed whispers. I want to reach a day where people are no longer afraid of getting the help they need. I want people to know they are worthy simply because they exist and their worth is not defined by their mental illness. It is time that we fight to destigmatize mental illness and be proud about our experiences. Beautiful people do not just happen and you are beautiful and worthy. -Maegan (Depression and Anxiety)
Thank you so much for being a part of the project! All participants must be comfortable with having their face and diagnosis posted together on our social media channels. If you are willing to take that leap, I honor your bravery and thank you for supporting this project.
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