We are people first before our wants and needs. Even though I didn’t know about my disability or what my needs were, I believed I mattered. It was important to me that I was able to say what I felt. We must talk about the things that matter.
Just because people may have what seems like a happy upbringing, doesn’t mean they won’t struggle with mental health, or have their own set of needs. What seems right from the outset, is not what happens with our emotions. Even the happiest people will struggle with their emotions, they will still have wants and needs.
We must all do more to focus on each other. Where we may cope better, we must do more to think about and put others first. We are people first, before our stories ever hit the headlines. It is important we learn to take the time to think about others, even if we’re not in a position to put others first.
As ‘my story’ shows, in a world where we have to find our voice, to be able to speak, or may still have no voice and have to find our voice, we are still people first.