We’ve all been there. Hiding behind a smile, acting like everything’s ok… When often, it’s not. IYKYK is an invitation to share stories of recovery and hope, allowing community members to share their struggles, tools for overcoming life’s difficult moments, and the victories that come with healing.
It is so difficult to watch your loved one struggle with an illness that so many people do not understand and is not a physical illness that they can see.
I was finally able to shed the male stigma, realizing that some of the personal crucibles I was going through were actually needing a therapeutic environment to work through.
Therapy has been indispensable in helping me navigate it and has been the best investment I’ve ever made.
Mental health is just as important or even more important than physical health. You need to be able to talk about it. You are not alone.
It starts with just a few words: ‘I’m not in a good place mentally’ or ‘I’m struggling.’
I was let down by my attorneys and had a series of unsuccessful legal outcomes. The experience drained me, and I fell into a deep depression. It was soul crushing.
The work and pain is worth it. Keep pushing through. We are not given fear, but love, power to go through the trails in our life, and have a sound mind in the present moment. Recovery is so precious, even through the painful moments.
"After being the victim of a near-death hit-and-run accident while on foot, I learned to prioritize my mental health."
Vincent A. Lanci
As someone who had first-hand trauma, I have gotten my power back through mental health advocacy by sharing my story.
I was also blessed to be treated by a cutting-edge virtual reality treatment. These treatments are the reason I am able to share my story today.