Stories of Hope: Your Life is Worth Fighting For

I recently had the honor of being interviewed by psychologist David Susman for his series, Stories of Hope, which features individuals sharing their experiences with mental illness and recovery.

Here are my words of encouragement to anyone out there fighting a battle:

“Don’t give up. No matter how horrible, how hopeless, or how dark life seems right now, never, ever stop fighting. You are a beautiful person, inside and out. Even if you don’t think anyone cares — I do. We may never meet, but I do care. I know your pain and your chaos. I know how awful it feels, how much you wish you could just go to sleep and never wake up. But take it one day at a time, one hour, one minute, one second — whatever it takes to get through. Just promise me you won’t give up, okay? Your battle is worth fighting, and your life is worth fighting for. There are wonderful things ahead of you, but you have to be alive for them. Stay strong.”

You can check out the entire interview here!


One thought on “Stories of Hope: Your Life is Worth Fighting For

  1. What a great interview! The questions asked were great and your in depth reply for each question were so honest. I hope that others reading the interview who may be struggling with a mental illness and area feeling frustrated, will read about your experiences and see that being patient and trying different treatments are so very important. Like any other disease of the human body, treatments often require tweaking. The right treatment makes all the difference and it truly is about not giving in and not giving up. Thank you for sharing your experiences with others. It’s so vital that others see that mental illness is treatable.


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