I enjoy memoirs about real people and their real lives. Even though the subject matter may be a difficult one to read about, it is so important to remove the stigma that is associated with mental health issues. Melody’s honest account of her journey opened my eyes to the treatment that some who are afflicted with mental health issues receive, both by the lay person and medial professionals. As with many other diseases, no 2 people will have the same symptoms, behaviors or actions. By opening ourselves up to the possibility that someone may be struggling with mental health issues, we can create safe warm environments for people to get well in.
As someone who works in the public sector, I will keep Melody’s journey at the front of my mind before I place judgement on individuals I come in contact with.