This photo was taken in the summer of 2011. It represents the start of my recovery and a time of immense, deep reflection.
It is vital to know and believe that recovery is possible. There isn’t only light at the end of the tunnel, but a vast range of possibilities. Focus on your life’s greatest passions, reclaiming who you are and where you want to be. Acknowledge the needs of your mind and body. Treat it with respect.
This photo captures genuine connection – one of the simplest pleasures in life. If we can take the time to connect with one another, as tolerant, inclusive and open human beings, we can reduce the stigma and walk a common ground to better understand our collective needs, in turn creating better methods of support. We are better together, but recovery starts with you.
Read a poem I wrote about my time in Urbino here.