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Everyday Heroes

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Marilyn Robertson

Board Member

NAMI Colorado

Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump............. We live in a celebrity culture, where we glorify persons of fame, wealth, status, wouldn't you agree?  These celebrities are our heroes.  And the media glorifies them.

From my personal experience as both a volunteer attorney for the NAMI Colorado Law Line, and a family member of a loved one who lives with bipolar disorder, I believe that our culture has got it all wrong. 

In my opinion, the true everyday heroes are those persons who live with mental illness and their family members and loved ones who love and support them.  Daily, they face the special challenges and struggles of living with mental illness, on top of the everyday challenges of living we all face. 

These are my real everyday heroes.   Are they yours too?


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