End shame and discrimination

Sept. 9, 2020

Jacob was once ashamed of admitting that he had autism and depression.

“There was a moment when I decided I wasn’t going to tell people I had it,” said Jacob. “I wanted to be held to high expectations—the same as anyone else. And I think in that, I squandered an opportunity to be true to myself.

None of us is immune to mental health or substance use concerns, and we should never have to feel ashamed of the state of our mental health.

Mental Health Colorado works every day to end shame and discrimination associated with mental health. We will premiere Jacob’s powerful story at our 38th Annual Tribute Gala on October 10. Register today! 

Let’s take Jacob’s advice and remember to be true to ourselves—and know that it’s okay not to be okay.


Vincent Atchity

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