In this piece, I kick the door down, instead of knocking on the front door.” Read to learn more.
TW: Discussion of suicide. Brief mention of sexual abuse and addiction.
May these words inspire you to openly and courageously discuss your mental health with those you trust, because mental health is health. We all have it, and therefore we all need to discuss it. And finally, may these words grant you hope, because, despite our challenges, trials, and tribulations, we all have so much potential—so many reasons to believe in ourselves and our abilities to persevere and grow resilience.
According to her friend, Sarah Lipps:
Sydney is a shining star in many people’s lives…Sydney shows deep care for others and passion for the things that are most important to her—whether that be friends and loved ones, political movements, or her own education. Sydney is a strong, talented woman, who always seems to see the silver lining in the most challenging times.
An aspiring social worker, Amanda Schar aims to live her life in service to others. She hopes to live out her Catholic faith and shine God’s light upon the world!