Manage episode 304044314 series 2933349
Once our story is shared whether publicly, in an intimate setting, or through the media, whether we want to be or not, we become the voice of those who are too ashamed to speak up, we become relatable, we become the champion for those needing help. We are obligated to help the people who look up to us. You can't have one foot in advocacy and still use words that keep people from getting the help they need.
I have embraced that role and because of that, I have helped many. Everyone is different and has to feel comfortable sharing their stories and even more comfortable helping others. However, it is a great responsibility and a juggling act all in one.
Boundaries have to be maintained. Honesty always has to be a priority as well as trust but when you get that person the help they need and they get on the path of wellness and recovery it is all worth it.
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