An Arduous Journey Towards Pride

An Arduous Journey Towards Pride

Written by: Nick Henry, NAMI Metro Suburban Team Member Shame has been the primary driver of my actions for most of my life. My decisions were informed not by what would make me happy, but by hiding any unsightly parts of my identity. I did not know who I was or who I...
A Symbol of Gratitude

A Symbol of Gratitude

Written by: Camilla Best, Claudia Hypes, Katelyn Potempa, Aiden Cox Riddle — what is a symbol on a keyboard that is also a symbol of mental health awareness and suicide prevention?  Answer — the semicolon ( ; )  Camilla Best (Mental Health Training...
An Open Letter to My Community

An Open Letter to My Community

Written by Maricruz Herrera-Cruz, CRSS, MHP   Growing up in Little Village, Chicago, as a neurodiverse, queer Latina, I navigated a world that often seemed not to have been built with me in mind. My neighborhood, vibrant with the colors of our murals and the sounds of...