I want to wish you all a happy World Mental Health Day!
I also thought it to be appropriate to share with you something that was awared to me this past week.
Through ASHA International, I was awarded the 2016 Hope Bringer Award.
This was given to me because of the world-wide impact my post had; so many people identified and found hope because of it. Although I was only one person who opened up about my mental health struggles, I had a miraculous incident happen to me. Because of that, I used it to my advantage to keep the transparency going; I encouraged others to speak out about their own struggles, seek help, or find ways of positive comfort during these times. I continued to be vulnerable, and encouraged others to be, and reminded people that they are not alone.
Because of the impact my post had, ASHA International awared me with this incredible award. It was amazing sharing my story with so many more individuals, and seeing the reactions in the audience.
I am so humbled by all of the support everyone has given me.
Thank you, and keep fighting 🙂