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The Questions I Want to Ask Donald Trump as a Mental Illness Warrior

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Editor’s note: This story reflects an individual’s experience and is not an endorsement from The Mighty. We believe in sharing a variety of perspectives from our community.

Dear Donald Trump,

No, I’m not “crazy.” No, I’m not “insane.” Yes, I am a human being with hopes and dreams.

I have seen countless questions thrown at you over countless meaningless subjects. I have seen the media critique you, praise you, love you and hate you. I have seen you address immigration, travel bans, taxes and gun control. I have seen you get ticked at Hillary Clinton, the media and most people in general. What I want to know is, when are you going to help people with mental illnesses? When will you help with a topic that gets no media representation? Will you help abolish the stigma that surrounds mental health disorders?

As president of this country, “The home of the brave,” will you speak for the brave people fighting invisible battles, who are condemned for having a disease that affects their head instead of the rest of their body? People who are not “crazy” or “dangerous,” but who are warriors fighting battles people seldom research? As leader of the free world, will you help free people from the stigma that surrounds mental illness? As someone who claims to represent the American people, will you represent the mental health warriors? Or will we have to struggle in silence for another four years?


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Originally published: July 6, 2017
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