Nick, we want stories of all kinds. It seems the most common stories put out by Nami and Mental Health America ignore the fact that many don’t recover. There are families struggling all the time, and for many of us these stories aren’t relative at this moment. We do want stories of hope, though.
We want raw, honest stories. I know you’re doing well now, Nick, and that you’ve had struggles. We’ll take stories of truth, in whatever form that is. We mostly address those with treatment resistant forms of severe mental illness. But we also have hope, that with the right focus and treatment, even hard to treat folks will still have some form of recovery.
When lawmakers hear that all it takes is groups or good peer specialists for someone in deep psychosis to recovery, it leaves those who can’t out of the equation. You read the tragedies in the stories we’ve shared so far. We do want balance and hope.
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