My uncle Craig took his life when he was a sophomore in college. I was never given the chance to meet him or get to know him. It still pains my father to talk about him. The only thing I ever heard about him was what a promising future he had and what a wonderful young man he was. It is still very difficult for me to see how his death still hurts my father's side of the family.Which is why watching and experiencing how Meg Kissinger is taking her background and utilizing it in a positive way.
In journalism 1550 the class will be working on projects and interviews for each aspect of the process of entering and exiting mental health care. To hopefully change the Milwaukee mental health care system improve for the better. The ultimate goal for me and her work would be to help eliminate some of the stigmas that follow a mental illness.