Brittany’s school years would be something no one would every want there child to go through. Mental health is something that can be crippling/debilitating. Seriously affecting someones strength to make it through a regular day. You want to get out of bed, you know you need to get out of bed, yet you have extremely low to no energy. Life never seems to give you a break. It makes getting up and brushing your teeth, combing your hair, eating breakfast, and going to school feel impossible. I watched Brittany struggle daily. I could never understand mental health the way she does. I don’t live it. About 3 years ago I had a small glimpse of what I now believe it feels like. I had gotten influenza. I could barley get out of bed. I looked at a glass of water, It was in arms reach yet I didn’t have the energy to move my arm to pick up the glass and take a drink. I knew I needed to drink water but just couldn’t. For the first time in my life I felt a small understanding of mental health. What I felt for 10 days some people feel every day of their life. As a adult, Brittany knows what she needs to do to keep a healthy mind. Her strength Is truly amazing.

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