Gabriella D. Nevada

Don't I Deserve It Too?

Mental health is an issue that seems to be taken lightly by the majority of the people that make up this country. From being mistreated and misunderstood to expensive fees, shouldn't we be able to receive help too?

Dear Future President,

Depending on who you are, you could either dismiss this letter without further reading or take in what I plan to say this letter. The choice is yours. In this letter I want to elaborate on a subject that is quite important to me, and many more of America's youth; mental health. In today's society, the misunderstanding on the many mental disorders and illnesses is spreading, making it harder for people like me to live and function normally. 

I can't speak for others, but I can share my own experiences and hope that you can have even just a brief understanding of what many have to go through and worse. Personally, I suffer from depression. I have been living with this for about six years now, and it has honestly made my life a living hell. I can't begin to describe what it's like, I'm unable to explain such feelings and moments in my life unlike others who can express with poetic words and phrases. 

Although I suffer from this illness, and would much so appreciate the help that I so desperately want; I am unable to. My parents have told me on multiple occasions that we simply cannot afford it, and so here I am still, aware of what is happening in my mind and body but unable to fix it. But why is help so expensive? Help that should be a main priority in order to assist the lives of many, are not assessable to the ones with lower income. I would love to be able to fix what is wrong with me, or even just to receive ways to help cope, but due to the large amount of money needed I'm stuck here to suffer. I'm positive there is thousands out there just like me, suffering even worse with different mental issues but can't do a thing about it. 

I hope this letter reaches not just your mind, but your heart. See the issue, see that this problem in our country needs to be fixed and solved as soon as possible. Hear your people's silent cry for help, and aid them. 



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