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Your are not alone in this fight

Spread the word! "You are not alone in this fight" when it comes to mental illness.

Our goal is to raise $300,000 by Dec. 31, 2012. Your donations help NAMI provide free education and support programs, publish reports and provide resources for people in need.

This year we're asking you to share your story to inspire hope and break down stigma everywhere.

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Louis' Story

I have Bipolar Disorder with anxiety disorder. I don't think I will be able to work again so I'm applying for Social Security. I was diagnosed at the age of 43 but suspect I had this disease earlier. I had eating issues in college so something wasn't right. I never got treatment at that time. I think everyone was in denial including me, especially me. I would be homeless if it weren't for my boyfriend and his family. I have been hospitalized several times. Each time I meet others with the same type of problems and it helps to support each other. Sometimes I get afraid because I don't know what the future holds. But. I do have a beautiful daughter and she motivates me more than anything to stay stable. It's not always easy but it's worth it to fight for my life and happiness.


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