Oregon ranks number 1 in mental illness, and I am part of that. I got PTSD from repeated loss and truama throughout my life. Ive survived a magnitude 6 earthquake as a toddler, survived neglect and abuse. I know what starvation feels like. I never got a break. Grew ip in fostercare, survived rape and trafficking. then grew up, had kids and survived domestic violence. I have no family. and I walk among you wishing I was normal. I get treated abnormal because I dont know how to function in a normal conversation. you think Km stupid and weidd, but Im not. Stop treating the mentally ill as a problem, and stop feeling sorry for us. we are warriers, And you can never know why we are the way we are without walking in our shoes.