Who has always stood by your side? My Mother and my closest of friends JT, LG, and JK. Without them, I don’t know where I would be. My Mother is my very best friend, and we never run out of things to talk about. Whereas my friends are all part of my mental health community, and we have been there to support one another since we all found out about our mental illness/disorders.
What year were you born? 1966
Where were you born? South Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
When is your birthday? June 10th
How many siblings do you have? I have two, they are 6 years younger, a brother & sister, They’re twins.
Why is mental health important? I feel that the more informed and educated we are, the better equipped we are in facing day to day challenges in not only learning how to cope but to teach others that we are not a danger to society as a whole. Breaking the stigma is very important to me.
Journal Prompt: Write a letter to the person who has stood by your side. Well, because I listed my Mother first, I will address her.
Since I was no bigger than a baby doll, you have always taken care of me by nurturing me to be a good, and respectable person. As I was growing up, we became more friends than a normal mother-daughter team. We became each other’s best friend. Many tears have been shed, and many laughs have been shared. We have always been there for one another through thick and thin no matter what, and that’s what makes our relationship mean all the more to me.
I love you with all my heart,