Today, I want to share a powerful message about mental health recovery, from my good friend Scott Francis.
Scott says: “stigma was really difficult around mental health challenges. In my community, a lot is not understood about mental health recovery. In fact, after I went through that experience of what people thought about me, I felt judged, ‘less than.’ I really felt hopeless… everybody was focusing on what’s wrong with me, not what’s strong with me.”
But with time, things changed.
“What’s helped is overcoming that, and getting that peer support to connect with other people going through similar stuff, that gave me strength!”