by Theresa in Kentucky
I am 37-years-old. I was in many mental health placements from the age of eight until I turned 18 when I was turned out into the real world. By the grace of the lord, he blessed me with three kids. They also have mental problems. Mental issues have helped me to make it my mission to stop treating individuals with mental health issues so unfairly. I want to help change this cruel world and the way they treat us. I don't have an education. I have tried to go back to school, but I just can't pass the new math to get my GED.
It seems like people prey on individuals with mental illness. I have had to fight for everything. My goal is to start a support group in my area for people with mental illness to help put a stop to the way we are treated.