Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

How My Cousin’s Suicide Made Me Talk About Mental Health

I wasn’t raised to talk about mental health

Photo by Finn on Unsplash

I always enjoy my birthday in September. It’s usually still warm, and I get a few days of celebration out of it. Last year I decided to go a bit low key (for me) so I texted my sister, my brother, and my 2 cousins to join me for family dinner and drinks at my favorite sushi place. They came, we…

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Alex Mnatsakanov

Alex Mnatsakanov

Dad to Sophie, immigrant, world traveler, amateur photographer, product manager. Instagram: @alex.mnats.travel