During #MentalHealthMonth, read the inspiring words of CIS youth and young adults speaking out and supporting each other in the face of mental illness.


My Fight

By Angelica Moreno, CIS Student at LSC Victory

Every day you face a different battle. I can see that you’re struggling to keep the light going. You can’t help, but let the darkness take you over. You try to get them to understand, that this fight can get more than you can handle. Don’t let the little dark cloud block your view. I know it’s a struggle to fight the demons in your head, but you have to remember what’s coming up ahead.

Remember that you’re not the only one in this battlefield, even if it sometimes seems like you’re always standing here alone.

Don’t forget the life that you want to live. Don’t be scared to ask for help. Recruit some soldiers that will fight with you.

You are not alone!

You can fight this battle!

Today, you will fight the demons in your head. You will not let them take the smile from your face. You won’t let people put you down. You will fight to be brave every day.

Today, you will speak up and let the others hear what’s on your mind.

I know every very day will still be a struggle. You just have to keep repeating these words:

Every day I’m in a battle with myself and the world, but I will not let that stop me from doing what makes me happy. I will not let the others make me feel invisible anymore. It’s going to be a constant battle that may seem like it never ends. I just have to remember; To Always Keep Fighting!