Every year, I take part in #OneBraveNight because my smile struggles to show some days.
Because I’m tired of pushing loved ones away for fear of not being accepted.
Because I discovered asking for help is an action of strength, not weakness.
Because the person I see in the mirror is worth it.
Because not being OK, is totally OK.
Because no one should feel they are in it alone.
A couple of the strongest (and most beautiful) women I know have joined me on this journey this year and we are SO CLOSE to reaching our goal of $1,500 to help break down stigma, fund innovative research, and provide access to new and promising treatments for people living with mental illness.