In 2016, while watching the NBC drama Parenthood, I discovered a group of people about which I have grown very passionate. This group of people–children, specifically–are those who struggle with emotional, social, and behavioral disorders. Their diagnoses vary: Asperger’s (like Max on Parenthood), Autism, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Severe Emotional Disorder, PTSD, etc. They all have one thing in common. They. Are. Beautiful.
I currently work with young students who wrestle with varying mental health issues, and am pushing to complete my degree in Behavioral Health Science. In the meantime, I want to help people everywhere see the beauty that I see in these individuals!