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Emma's The Madvocate blog can be found here. She says herself, "I’m not a mental health professional. I’m just a person with mental illness who likes to talk and write and think about mental illness." I really recommend following her blog for great writing and resources about mental illness. Emma says her post was inspired by this UN Women campaign. Emma gave me permission to share these images she created — thanks, Emma!

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