Sharing your story is up to you. Sharing someone else’s story is up to them. Seek permission, offer guidance, respect the experience.
“Here you never know the person’s diagnosis next to you and what their history is, and it does not matter … They gave me that push.”
“It becomes dangerous as clinicians to get locked into what we think needs to be an outcome.”
To have that support and to have staff and faculty aware and saying “We need to support this child”, It literally saved my life.
“It gave me something to think about, rather than the dark thoughts. It keeps me going.”
Disclosure needs the right time and strength. When the door opens, the weight lifts off your shoulders.
Reach out. Talking to people and sharing experiences, helps heal not only yourself but also inspire other people.
“Having the ability to say, What’s going on? What does it translate as far as movement goes?, makes me aware of my body.”