Bio: I am a mom of 2, a gr. 7 and 8 teacher, and writing is one of my passions. I have written many short stories and poems. I even have one piece published. I believe it is very important to talk openly about mental health, to try to reduce the stigmas around it. One way I’m trying to be open, is this blog! I hope I live to see the day that those who suffer from mental illness will receive the same respect and public support that those with cancer or heart disease do. The only way that can happen is if we who suffer, refuse to suffer alone and in silence.