Coming from west Africa my family and I never understood the importance of mental health. 

When my sister was 10 year she became a victim of a mental health disorder. She’d starve herself, isolate herself, and began cutting herself. It was traumatizing and my family didn’t know how to help her or let alone understand what she was going through. 

Luckily a therapist was able to shed light on her mental health disorders and we were able to help her from causing more harm to herself.