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"A Diagnosis Isn't the End."

By Kailee Ferguson                                                                                                         February 20, 2019 The Angler Guest Reporter
“A Diagnosis Isn’t the End.”
At TEDxLSSC this past weekend, Army veteran and full-time LSSC student, James Thomas Simons struck the audience with the gravity of mental health in his speech  “It’s time to change the way we think (and talk) about mental health.” From talking about Simon’s experiences with his mental health to sharing how 2/3 of the population never seek help, he inspires the audience by bringing positive awareness to mental health and those who suffer from its various forms. Even though he “[believed] that [mental illness] would label [him] as a failure,” he sought help and support. Despite his thoughts that post-traumatic stress disorder would make people see him as “a weapon with the safety broken,” Simons encourages others that it isn’t the end- that a diagnosis isn’t the final verdict.              Mental…
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