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Katherine’s Story

“Having to struggle to just do life maybe more than others makes a person tough. And that is hope.”

Share your stigma experience.

I was diagnosed a year ago with high functioning autism, and bipolar 2 with psychotic features. It is really difficult having such a formative experience that I can’t share. It changed me so much and that has scared people and made them uncomfortable.

How did you overcome this experience?

I am so much stronger than I was before. Yes my break from reality still haunts me and I am still struggling, but I know now that I am a person before I am anything else. And that has made all the difference.

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Having to struggle to just do life maybe more than others makes a person tough. And that is hope.

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