During Mental Health Month, read the inspiring words of CIS youth and young adults speaking out and supporting each other in the face of mental illness.
By Jonathan Mendoza, CIS student at Lee High School
When I looked in the mirror all I saw was a blurred figure
A sad excuse for what I am
But when I found a place where I belonged the image started to make sense
When it seemed that the rain always followed me, they gave me an umbrella
When it seemed that the light from my candle was going off they gave me a torch
When I didn’t eat they gave me food
When I couldn’t walk they gave me crutches
When I had no home to go to they gave me one
When I had no one to trust I knew I could trust them
When I didn’t believe in myself they believed in me
They chased away the monsters hiding in my bed
Now when I look in the mirror
I can see…..