Thank you, that makes me happy to hear. Balancing healing and activism for change is an interesting edge. One does feed the other when we help each other along. I’m honored to share my story with you, thank you for your interest! I shared my story on Mad in Italy last year, centering mainly on my experiences in the system and how that played out. Here are the links, it’s in 3 parts– https://mad-in-italy.com/2019/07/larte-dellessere-umani-parte-1/ https://mad-in-italy.com/2019/08/larte-dellessere-umani-parte-2-sfidare-il-sistema-the-art-of-being-human-part-2-challenging-the-system/ https://mad-in-italy.com/2019/08/larte-dellessere-umani-parte-3-the-art-of-being-human-part-3/ And I made a film in 2011 from within the system, after having left and gone back to do public speaking about my experience of healing and also the prejudice, bullying and stigma I encountered on all levels. This is more my family story, however, how I took that on initially, and then how it repeated in the system, same damn thing! I talk about family healing in this one, along with 5 others who share their experiences and perspectives as well– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtDGxJWmj5w My hunch (and hope!) is that you’ll appreciate this film, Bowen, because in essence, we’re all talking about how the system made us feel like Boo Radley, that is exactly the effect of STIGMA. The system uses this to try to get people to come for “treatment” without “shame,” whereas I say RUN from the system, and you’ll have a shot at healing because there is no way no how that anyone can heal from anything when one is being thrown these projections. That is a toxic environment, textbook! Lots to say about this. I hope you enjoy all of these and that they speak to you. Please feel free to contact me through Steve McCrea if you feel compelled to discuss any of this more in depth. I’d enjoy hearing from you!