By: Alaina Brownlee
I grew up struggling with deep depression and I felt completely alone. The nature of my society made mental health a very taboo subject. Once I became an adult, I took the step towards therapy to finally get help. I was able to make connections to those who struggled along with me and our support for each other made us stronger. In my poem, I wanted to show the common war we battle and the potential strength we have to break the stigma around mental health. I want others to know that hope is real and obtainable, so that is why mental health matters to me.
2nd · Adult Writing (2021)