It’s thanksgiving here in the USA.
It has been officially 9 months now since Break the Stigma Project was launched on Facebook.
I have a lot to be thankful for when it comes to this project.
People have been very kind to BSP. The amount of support received is overwhelming. The amount of messages from people all over the map it’s humbling.

I recently was asked what stopped me from ending it (life)?
Great question, I guess. I really never have given it a real deep thought, until now.

I wanna say that I thought about my kids and I didn’t want to left them by themselves. Perhaps I didn’t want to be remembered that way.
Or perhaps, I didn’t want to just give up without a final fight. I didn’t want to not find out if I could make a difference in others lives. I wanted to share my struggles with mental illness and PTSD.
I wanted to turn all that anger that I had inside of me and turn it into something positive, something that will help others have that hope that I found in my most darkness moments, when things didn’t seem worth fighting for.
As I keep finding out, there are worth fighting for.

I am very thankful for the people who have shared their stories, battles and triumphs. You are the ones who continue to inspire us to keep on moving forward with the project.

I’m thankful to have found a
Project that makes me feel alive, I’m hoping that others get something good out of this project as well.
I’m thankful for being part of a community that care SO much for others and want to make a difference.

To my Board of Directors, thank you for being there and your passion.
To Amy, who even on the tougher moments, continues to be supportive of the project and try to understand mental illness.
The Glencoe 5k team, thank you for your dedication.
My poor friends, Maggie S, Valerie and so many others that have put up with me.
Everyone out there, you guys make the difference!

Thank you everyone around the globe!

Be safe.