“Every year when I go back to visit my extended family, they ask me the same questions: ‘When are you gonna get a job?’ … They don’t understand my mental illness. I listen to their lectures about ‘pulling yourself up by your bootstraps’ and just sit in quiet humiliation,” one reader named Joseph wrote us from Olympia, Wash.
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