“Fall seven times and stand up eight” -Japanese Proverb 

I joined the Im glad you stayed project because for years I struggled with personal mental health issues. I thought I wouldn’t make it to my 14th birthday. I felt as though when good things happened something bad was right around the corner. I told myself I wasn’t needed any longer, until Dottie told me I should become an ambassador. That night I filled out the form. Helping others made me feel I had a purpose and I got better, i’m here to tell people that there is a light at the end of that seemingly never ending dark tunnel, you will get through it, and you are stronger each time you get back up again, and guess what? I’m turning 16 soon. I made it and so can you. Our struggles don’t define us it’s our strength that sets us apart from others. Together we will end the stigma, and know you are enough and you deserve to live.