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  • I never in my wildest dreams

  • thought that my life

  • would become what it has.

  • It's beyond what I could have imagined.

  • I guess I didn't see it

  • happening in my lifetime.

  • How does one rise to such an occasion,

  • when maybe you don't feel that inside?

  • How does one accept where

  • life has brought them,

  • and what it all means?

  • As a sexual assault survivor

  • by someone in the entertainment industry,

  • as a woman who is still not

  • brave enough to say his name,

  • as a woman who lives with chronic pain,

  • as a woman who was conditioned

  • at a very young age

  • to listen to what men told me to do,

  • I decided today, I wanted

  • to take the power back.

  • After I was assaulted

  • when I was 19,

  • I changed forever.

  • Part of me shut down for many years.

  • I didn't tell anyone.

  • I avoided it myself.

  • And felt shame even still today.

  • Standing in front of you,

  • I feel shame for what happened to me.

  • I still have days where I

  • feel like it was my fault.

  • After I shared what happened to me

  • with very powerful men in this industry,

  • nobody helped me.

  • No one offered me guidance,

  • or a helping hand,

  • to lead me to a place

  • where I felt justice.

  • They didn't even point me in the direction

  • of the mental health assistance

  • I was in dire need of.

  • I began to hide.

  • I hid for a long time

  • until I started to feel physical pain.

  • Then I had to go to the doctor.

  • And then I was diagnosed with PTSD

  • and fibromyalgia.

  • It's a syndrome

  • that is essentially a cyclone

  • of many different conditions

  • depending on the person,

  • inducing a stress-induced pain.

  • Depression, anxiety,

  • eating disorders, trauma,

  • these are just a few

  • examples of the forces

  • that can lead to this tornado of pain.

  • I'm fortunate enough now to

  • have the resources to help me,

  • but for many, the resources

  • either don't exist,

  • or people don't have the ability

  • to pay for

  • or access them.

  • I want to see mental health

  • become a global priority.

  • We might not be able, or

  • we're not able,

  • to control all of the

  • challenges and the tragedies

  • that life throws our way.

  • And we can also try to find the strength,

  • in the best way that we can,

  • to ask for help if we need it.

  • One in four people in the world

  • suffer from mental illness.

  • 300 million people suffer from depression,

  • 60 million people live with

  • bipolar affective disorder,

  • 23 million people are

  • stricken with schizophrenia,

  • and 800,000 people die

  • every year from suicide.

  • In low and middle income countries,

  • between 76 and 85% of

  • people with mental disorders

  • receive no treatment at all.

  • In high-income countries,

  • between 35% and 50% of people

  • are in the same situation.

  • the people that you

  • have in your network,

  • have the power to turn kindness

  • into plutonium

  • and change the world

  • for both children and adults,

  • to provide for a better future

  • and make up in whatever

  • small way that we can,

  • microscopic maybe,

  • for the pain those have

  • suffered in the past.

  • We want kids to learn about mental health

  • and the importance of kindness

  • at a very young age.

  • And it is my personal dream

  • that there would be a mental

  • health expert, teacher,

  • or therapist in every

  • school in this nation,

  • and hopefully, one day,

  • around the world.

  • Whatever our story may be,

  • I have a platform.

  • I have a chance

  • to make a change.

  • I pray

  • we listen and believe

  • and pay closer attention

  • to those around us,

  • to those in need.

  • Be a helping hand.

  • Be a force for change.

  • Thank you.

  • I was an outcast,

  • and you believed in me,

  • and I wouldn't be here without you.

I never in my wildest dreams

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    Sean Chen posted on 2020/10/28
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