Mental Health Awareness Month and the RARE Compassion Program | Monthly Resilience Report: May 2021

“If you don’t already have trauma from living with this illness, well—we’re certainly giving you reason to have it now.”

This was said in jest by a hilarious cardiologist that attended to me during my hospital stay in January, in an attempt to add levity to the generally uncomfortable situation I was in. Some of this was due to the innate challenges of being hospitalized with autoimmune encephalitis (AE), while…

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