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Mental illness is a tsunami of the mind and soul. Those who persist, despite such immense struggle, are only worthy of our admiration and respect, not ridicule. As a part of the community of those with mental illness, I would tell you that I have met no braver people than my fellow citizens, who rise to another dawn and hold back once again the darkness that seeks to devour them. Spend a moment in our minds. See as we see. You will know then that we are braver than brave.
New Day Campaign on Instagram: “This piece by Alyse Ruriani appears in the exhibition "First the Pain II" at Area 405, opening Saturday, November 14. Alyse writes: "Living…”
This piece by Alyse Ruriani appears in the exhibition "First the Pain II" at Area 405, opening Saturday, November 14. Alyse writes: "Living with mental illness is hard; the smallest, seemingly mediocre things can feel like the world's biggest task when you're living with depression. Sometimes waking up is a feat in itself; getting out of bed is an achievement; going outside is a triumph. Living with mental illness means that sometimes the small things are what make you the most proud. Other ...