On your voice….on my voice…..

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A friend asked me what was the point?

What was the point on advocating about anything?  He said he wasnt a member of any organization.  Didnt really know anyone with influence.  He said he didn’t have a lot of statistics.  He wasnt glib.  He wasnt fancy.  He was just him.

He said politicians in the end only advocate for themselves.  They don’t listen unless you have a position in some organization, or you have a name, or you know influential people.  He said the deck was stacked against him.  He cared about the mental health system in this country.  He had a lived experience in it and hated much of what had happened to him and to people he knew.  He thought too often professionals don’t really care about the people they supposedly care for and he thought it should change.  But he still wanted to know what the point…

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