At this years NAMI Walk in Phoenix, there was a hat contest. Many people wore fun hats, silly hats, themed hats, and regular hats, and I’m going to share my favorites with you today.
“Our son is schizoaffective. We moved to AZ from NC to take care of him. After a year and a half, he was able to move out and live on his own again. He’s 26 now.”
[L] is an RN student who has a female family member with anxiety & depression.
[M] “I’m a nursing student.”
~Are you planning on going into mental health?~
“No, I want to work with babies!”
~Do you have friends or family with mental illness?~
“My mother and sister.”
~What illnesses do they have?~
“Anxiety, Depression, and Insomnia.”
[R] Laura has depression, and is “1/2 a nurse.”
Mental Illness has many faces. Get help. Help a loved one. Stop the stigma, and spread knowledge.
(All photos taken by Rory.)