To whom it may concern (yep, totally original),
I hope you find sincerity and honesty in these words, as my intent is to help you better understand me and my friends.
As much as you’d like me to think my mental challenges are “all in my head” and can be healed by “just thinking more positively,” it’s actually more complicated than that.
I’m not making excuses, or using this as a crutch to keep me from reaching my fullest potential. Quite the opposite, actually.
I’m confident these challenges are helping me become more empathetic, understanding, and loving towards those who struggle with any disability.
In fact, I know they are.
I invite you to take some time and learn about those who fight these battles within their mind and soul. We’re stronger than you think… and we need all the advocates we can get!
Your friend Drew