The reason I joined NAMI was simple - I was singlehandedly going to change the world and its perception of mental illness. Easy enough, right? I had recently had an experience with that dreaded "
With the help of Google, I came across a program called In Our Own Voice that was run by some organization called NAMI. It seemed like the perfect method to get my point across to the world and so I joined, I trained, and I presented.
Little did I know, while all of this was going on, NAMI was also changing me. I realized I did not have to change the world all alone. There were thousands of people already trying to reach my goal. By joining NAMI, I became one of the many fighting
I did not know it at the time but it turned out that I actually joined NAMI to make the voice speaking for those struggling with mental illness and their loved ones just a little bit louder. I invite you to join this army of advocates and help fight stigma; not just during Mental Health Awareness Month, but every month of the year!
Written by Nikki Rashes