"Incredibly powerful Abraham! Vulnerability is strength. Thank you for sharing your story."
“We are getting so many positive feedback from the Out of the Darkness executive board members and other attendees! Your story has truly touched every one of us. We admire your strength, resilience, and courage to break the stigma around mental health. We cannot thank you enough for sharing your journey with the SJU community! You really show us that where there is suffering, there is also HOPE.”
"Our youth were able to relate to his story as many of them are going through similar thoughts and feelings. He was able to provide steps to take to create goals, to focus on that goal and when faced with tough situations, remain steadfast on their goal."
"It was nice to hear another person of color speaking about mental health! I feel like it’s usually white people, and I (as a South Asian) never feel like I can connect with them because it always sounds like something that “can’t happen to me”. I was really able to connect with your presentation because you grew up in an ethnic household as well!"
"The presentation was really relatable. It resonated with me because I grew up in a Haitian household, and to my immediate family depression = laziness, but a lot of the symptoms he describes, I have right now, so I think I’ll try talking to someone."