You weren’t harsh at all. I understand where you were coming from. I appreciate the dialog. As a society we need to discuss this subject openly and share our experiences. I thank you for sharing yours with me.

I published a story today of how I see myself as I saw my parents. I don’t think mental health is talked about enough and it needs to be brought front and center. We’ve certainly made improvements over the years. I now live in a time where there is far more awareness and resources opposed to when I was growing up and my parents experienced their own mental health issues.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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