She later told Alex that she would continue to seek help from mental health professionals…
Hey there, I wanted to drop by and to let you know about how your organization has helped me out through a rough patch.
One of my teachers at school today had found out about your organization and had us watch a Ted Talk of yours, and we all make our own “Because I said I would” promise cards. Mine is significant to me, because mine is a stand against something I’ve been struggling with for years.
I have a mental disorder. I don’t know what it is exactly, but I have hallucinations and hear things, and its gotten worse to the point where I can’t sleep because of the night terrors I get at night. They said I had a mood disorder, but it didn’t make sense to me. I started to do research and I believe I have something along the lines of either DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) or Schizophrenia. I feel like a freak because of what I have. It’s caused me to hate myself and I’ve turned on my friends and on myself in an effort to try to block it all off. I’ve even go so far as to cutting because of the depression I feel of being a freak in my eyes and being alone without my friends because I abandoned them. When I saw your talk, when I heard of your organization, I decided that enough was enough. I wanted to be normal, I wanted to be accepted, so I decided that I would make a promise card that I would carry with me everywhere and would hold in my heart, a goal to pull myself out of this hole I’ve dug myself into. I don’t know if you’ll ever read this, but if you do, I want to let you know that I believe in myself, that I believe I can do this. I am _________, and I’ll stop hurting myself and others, I’ll help instead, because I said I would.”