CONTRIBUTOR

My name is Amanda and I am 22 years old. I was diagnosed with a psychological mental illness after several suicide attempts. Anxiety is currently one of my largest struggles, but fortunately, I am slowly learning how to mange it again. My youngest brother has high functioning autism/depression. My oldest brother has schizophrenia, and some of my other family members have mental health concerns as well. I am no stranger to the stigma associated with mental illness, and I think the best way to combat it is by keeping an open dialogue about the subject.