I am 13 years old and just finishing 8th grade. I enjoy playing all sports but my favorites are basketball and track. Even though school can get boring, I love social studies and math. I enjoy singing and music in general which helps me get motivated while playing sports.

It takes a lot of courage to show your true self to others. Not one of us is perfect but sometimes people can become judgmental on someone when they are struggling. When someone is dealing with mental illness and allows you into their life they need to be respected and understood. “Taking off the mask” and being who you are takes a strong person- these are people I want to support. This is what NAMI is about.