1 out of every 5 people struggles with mental illness – stop and think and you’ll discover that you probably know someone who is going through that right now. Yes, mental illness is the dark secret so many live with. Now you can help change this.
- Maybe you know someone who has felt more than just a little bummed out?
- Have you cared about someone suffering from depression and didn’t know what to say to help them?
While mental health issues are more freely discussed these days, it’s still difficult to approach someone who might have a problem. But ignoring it is not an option.
We can make a difference in showing teens that they are not alone on this journey and there is light at the end of the tunnel. I want people to see a way out of suffering, rather than suicide.
I seek to use my education and personal experience to help end the stigma that is on mental health. My goal is to help our youth and their friends and families talk more about depression, suicide, and abuse.
We can only make a difference if we speak up, speak loudly and speak clearly.
“Click HERE to watch videos of Felicia speaking and Felicia Speaking At The Women’s Empowerment Event For The National Alliance On Mental Illness in Augusta, GA – Felicia shares her story about overcoming childhood abuse, depression, and losing her best friend to suicide”
I am an author of the bestselling novel Her, speaker, child abuse survivor, and mental health advocate with over ten years experience in the mental health field. When I was 15, my best friend, Holly, committed suicide. I found out after her death that she had a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) stemming from the trauma of childhood abuse and this led to my writing Her. It is a story of endurance, survival and finding hope from within.