We at SOVA design our blogs to give you information on mental illness in manageable portions that you can grasp. What really counts, though, are people’s stories. Our hope is that SOVA lets you share your experiences with others, and that together we can form a network of peers who can provide support for each other as you negotiate your mental health challenges.
This video below—from NAMI, Ok2talk.org, and SAMHSA—shares the story of a few young adults about what it’s like to live with mental illness, and how they think of it not as a condition that defines them, but an experience that makes them stronger.
How did this video make you feel? In what ways did it make you want to change your life and/or your attitudes toward your experiences? Or how did it remind you of something you or someone else went through? Share in the comments!