My journey begins and will end with my family.
Throughout the last 5 years, I have fought an internal battle with a variety of different mental health disorders. And my saving grace through it all has been my family.
They have provided me with a loving home; footed the bill on countless therapy visits, hospital stays, and medication; listened to me for hundreds of hours as I struggled to figure myself out; and loved me unconditionally.
Whether it be a text to Brooke or Bailey looking for encouraging words, a conversation with Ben and Jordan about the struggles of life, or sharing my fears with my parents, these beautiful individuals have been there for me for the past 5 years (and of course, my entire life).
But, not everyone is so blessed with the support of caring individuals like I have been.
One of my close friend's recently told me, "Bri, you would be on the streets today if it wasn't for the support of your family," and she's right. I would not be in the position I am right now without the love and compassion of my family.
And so, I am hoping to raise money for NAMIOC (the National Alliance on Mental Illness Orange County), because for some people, NAMI is their family support. I wouldn't have anything without the love and support of the fambam, and for some, NAMI stands as that placeholder.
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families that struggle with mental illness. NAMIWalks promotes awareness of mental health, raises funds for NAMI’s free, top-rated programs, and builds community by letting people know they are not alone.
My goal is to raise $1,000 for NAMIOC, to support the individuals and families that are supported by NAMIOC.
YOU CAN TEXT "WEBBIE" TO 44321 AND DONATE TODAY! You can also donate through our team page. Click The Webbie Team Page to donate, today!
Any little bit helps, whether it's a cup of coffee worth or more, every dolla counts!!
Finally, if you feel inspired, please share this with your social media network...it is my hope to continue to raise awareness for mental illness, as depression's lie is that you are alone in your fight. I truly hope to encourage others who are struggling to reach out to someone here, www.namioc.org, or even to communicate with others who they know have conquered their struggles.
TOGETHER, WE CAN FIGHT MENTAL ILLNESS! ¨̮