National Alliance on Mental Illness
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My name is Sakeenah, and I’ve gone from Homecoming Queen to homeless.
I was Homecoming Queen my senior year of college. But in my mid-20s, I began to have
I wanted to end it all. When I got the chance, I went to a lake to drown myself.
For a few years I was stable, but found myself homeless for a week after being locked
Once back on my medicine, I volunteered and then worked for eight years as an
I shared my speeches with my daughter, Anika (pictured above, left), and together
NAMI GC was my backbone when my mental health center closed suddenly.
With the help of the people at NAMI GC, I am living independently with
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