It was one of those times where you can’t put it down and you have to read to the end to find out what happened. But it wasn’t a novel, it was a personal story about Mental health.
“We met at 18. We wed at 24. At 27, I checked my wife into a psych ward—for the first time. How mental illness reshapes a marriage.”
Just as we have all been touched by cancer in some way. I think most of us have been touched by mental illness also. It’s either in our family or within your close circle of friends. In fact in Canada, we have an initiative called “Let’s Talk” aimed at raising awareness about Mental Health Issues.
Part of the challenge with mental illness is that it is so private it’s difficult to imagine the stress, strain and pressure individuals and families suffer through.
This article by Mark Lukach give you a first hand account of dealing with mental illness up close and personal.
By the time you get to the end your understanding, compassion and desire to come alongside those struggling will have increased greatly.
Please take a few minutes and read this article. You will be glad you did.