“Wonderful things have happened in my life since I shared my story during Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s TOO BIG TO IGNORE campaign. To start, I’m celebrating three years since my last mental health crisis. Honestly, though, that crisis led me to my dream job working at the Association’s peer-run drop-in center, Lottie House, in Oklahoma City.
If you met me several years ago, I would have been too afraid to admit I struggled with untreated bipolar disorder. Today, I’m proudly open about every part of who I am. Never again will I be ashamed of being among the 1 in 4 Oklahomans who experience mental illness.
I hope my TOO BIG TO IGNORE story inspires you to donate to Mental Health Association Oklahoma. Your gift will help strengthen someone’s mind, body and spirit.”
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Your year-end gift to Mental Health Association Oklahoma will help people benefit from our housing, mental health education, support groups, pro bono counseling, mental health screening and referral, suicide prevention, peer-to-peer recovery services, employment readiness, mobile medical intervention initiatives, and criminal justice reform advocacy.
Mental illness is TOO BIG TO IGNORE.
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P.S. This is the second of four stories during our Year-End update. We first shared the stories of Bianca, Mark, Jon and Lindsay during May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Here at the end of the year, we’re giving you an update on what has happened in their lives since May and how your gift to the Association makes a difference in their lives and others just like them.
This month’s Mental Health Download podcast features the inspirational stars of our TOO BIG TO IGNORE campaign. As you listen to Mark, Bianca, Jon and Lindsay’s stories, you’ll hear how the Association helped them along their remarkable journeys. Listen today at www.mhaok.org/podcast.