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Review for GRIFFIN AMBITIONS LTD, CINCINNATI, OH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

illness out of the darkness of stigma. As someone who has struggled with a mental illness in college, I am so fortunate to see the work that Griffin Ambitions is doing across the country. I was afraid to talk about my mental illness and struggles because I didn't think anyone would understand. I thought people just wouldn't "get it" or would walk out of my life. I can say that in my experience, people didn't leave. They tried to understand. Griffin Ambitions is making that possible in colleges and universities across the country, promoting cultures that don't promote shame or blame, but rather they further acceptance and compassion. Mental illness and mental health are not things that people talk about, and mental illness is still highly stigmatized in college. My hope and true belief is that, one day, we will create an environment where no one on a college campus is afraid to ask for help, to talk openly about what they're going through or to be able to get the help they need. Without Griffin Ambitions spearheading this process on campuses across the country, this hope would be just a dream.

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