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As a concerned citizen of our great country I must call to attention an issue of great importance in America today Innocent people are being robbed of their opportunity to live prosperous and fulfilling lives due for the most part to misconceptions about their sicknesses Mental illness discrimination is a serious problem in America that could be mollified through a mental illness awareness program The public must be educated about the truth in order for these people to be given the chances they are entitled to My mother and I have both been affected by mental disability and we now hope to aid America in the fight against mental illness discrimination When I was in the sixth grade my mother was hospitalized for a disease that I then knew nothing about She was a very successful woman with a very colorful background - she had held jobs in publishing radio costume designing at an opera house and reporting for a small-town newspaper None of my mothers accomplishments mattered though after she had a mental breakdown She was forced to sell the house I grew up in and deliver pizzas to try and keep herself alive In the meantime she went into great debt because no one else would hire her despite her extensive credentials I myself have also been admitted to mental hospitals for short periods of time However my hospitalization did not stop me from succeeding in my own life I graduated from high school in the top ten percent of my class after only three years of study and I am now attending Texas State University in San Marcos Also my mother is now remarried with a stable job We have both overcome the challenges of mental disability with triumph However there are many blockades that may stand in other mentally ill persons ways in their pursuit of happiness one of which is the ever-present discrimination against them A mental illness awareness program
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