Voice for the Voiceless | Joshua York Legacy Foundation

One day it might be you. It’s 1 in 4 of us that struggle with mental illness. Unfortunately we live in a world where if you break a bone everyone comes to sign your cast but if you tell people you’re depressed they run the other way. We are accepting of any body part breaking down other than our brain and it’s that ignorance that has created a world that doesn’t understand mental health.

We have all been assigned a mountain to show others that it can be moved. ????

Reach Out. Love More. Never Give Up.

When people ask how I’m doing,
I want to say,
My depression is an angry deity, a jealous god
A thirsty shadow that wrings my joy like a dishrag.
I want to say,
Getting out of bed has become a magic trick
I am probably the worst magician I know.
I want to say,
This sadness is the only clean shirt I have left
And my washing machine has been broken for months, but I’d rather not ruin someone’s day with my tragic honesty so instead I treat my face like a pumpkin.
I pretend its Halloween.
I carve it into something acceptable.
I laugh and say,
“I’m doing alright or I’m doing my best.”

Someone said to me, “if you died today they would replace you tomorrow(speaking about work)”.
Take mental breaks, don’t let them guilt you into not taking personal days.


Chris Milson is a 27 year old born in August. He lives in Florida and has a big heart that just wants to help anyone around him.
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