You Can’t Believe Everything You Think

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but it is not enough to simply be aware that mental illnesses exist. They are invisible, and often silent, so those who live with them often go unnoticed, unaccounted for, unseen. In our beloved Universalist Unitarian community, we must share our stories — both of triumphs and failure — in attempting to deal with our mental illnesses. In doing this, we break the silence, and stave off the stigma that so frequently convinces us that we are alone in our pain.