Learning and listening to the voices of individuals with lived experience goes a long way towards acceptance and healing. MHA strives to share positive stories of acceptance, hope, and understanding. While stigma is still a major barrier for those struggling to reach out, knowing that there are people willing to just be there and listen can help.
It’s up to us to help change negative reactions to positive ones. Check out Silent Image's Compassion & Light series featuring MHA Storyteller volunteer Guillermo Villar on living with depression.