A Personal Story

As we work to improve opportunities for people with the lived experience of mental illness, we inevitably find ourselves battling misinformation and prejudice. Whether you’re a peer, a consultant, a provider, a family member, or an educator, you have probably found yourself up against people who have very low expectations for people with mental illness. As vigorously as we challenge those beliefs, nothing is more powerful than a personal story. This link is to an article recently in the New York Times written by a law professor who has a diagnosis of schizophrenia. It is well worth the read.

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