Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health is Suffocating

I couldn’t just “toughen up,” and it nearly destroyed me

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I’ll never forget driving back to my college dorm room crying, shaking, and bleeding. I went down the turnpike with shards of glass still in my hair and blood on my knuckles and head. My girlfriend spent the entire ride trying to calm me down to no avail. I dropped her off at her…

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A. T. Micalizzi

A. T. Micalizzi

Author. Poet. Teacher. Mental Health Advocate. My life experiences shape my writing. Check out all of my work ➡ https://bit.ly/2UzFIAm