Mental health is personal for me. Figuring out how to manage my own mental health hasn't always been easy, but it’s something I am constantly working on and I hope I can help others work on, too.
Sometimes, my highs are really high, and my lows can take me out for weeks at a time. When I found out I suffer from mental health issues, in many ways it was a relief because I could better understand what’s going on. I realized that there was a way to get help, and for me, that also meant finding the right treatments. Taking care of my mental health—just like my physical health—takes work, but when I do, I am happier, I am healthier, and more in control of my emotions and thoughts. I wish more people talked about mental health when I was younger so I could have learned and understood what was going on with my own health earlier on.
That’s why I launched Rare Impact and the Rare Impact Fund. I hope by sharing my own story and using my brand and platform to talk about and connect more people to resources that support their mental health, I can encourage others to get the help they need and bring more mental health services to educational settings.