It has been almost a year since I started my blog and shared my story (click here to read). It was my hope with it that maybe, just maybe, I could help change how people viewed mental illness in general, remind people of its prevalence and help alter people’s traditional definitions of strength in our society.
Since then, the amount of discussion and connection that the blog has spurred has blown me away. Thank you to everyone who has reached out, encouraged me, and been comfortable enough to share their own personal journeys. Your messages continue to validate my decision to speak up.
On November 9th, I will be sharing my story at the ‘Upoznaj me’ conference in Osijek, Croatia. The conference, put on by medical students, will cover a wide range of topics surrounding mental health in the university student population. As many of us know, university students are exposed to rigorous course loads, while trying to balance their finances and social lives, and one’s mental health often takes a backseat. Therefore, the initiative of these medical students to help educate their peers on these topics is encouraging.
Thank you Iva Sabljić for the opportunity to share my story. I am honored (& nervous)!
ps. sorry for the terrible sound quality…