What's the challenge?
To give a talk at a mental health center to inspire patients to overcome their fears.
What are you afraid of?
Afraid of the unknown and afraid of rejection.
How was the experience?
Inspired by my friend's powerful 100 day project (@project1in4) about raising mental health awareness, and my desire to help more people before the end of my project, I decided to visit Vantage Health System to help their patients face their fears by telling them about my journey. Even though their fears might not be the same as mine, we all share the same feeling. I tailored my story according to the audience and tried to make it as relatable as possible. Caren Jacobs, the assistant director at the institution said "Your presentation gave them hope that fears can be overcome and that ordinary individuals can suffer from fear too", which proves that with little time, desire and dedication we can change lives if we truly want to. I was very afraid the audience would not be engaged or even reject me, but to my surprise, they ended up sharing their fears with me and appreciating my visit. If you want to help, you can donate here!