I suffered from heroin addiction, depression and anxiety for 5 years. After being homeless for a few months I wanted to give up and end my life. Somehow I built up the courage to say something about what I was going through, and reach out for help. For so long I bottled it up inside and didn’t realize that the easiest part is saying something. Now it’s been 2 years that I have been completely sober, and feeling way better about my mental health struggles. I found what works best for me. I am able to work at a treatment facility and give back to others what was so freely given to me. The point is to speak up and ask for help. Recovery is more socially acceptable in society now. You’re not alone. Stand up, Speak out. Be the voice of the silenced. It might save a life.

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