Run toward the fire: My journey through mental illness

angelina stephens

Air Force Lt. Col. Angelina “Strike” Stephens describes her journey through mental illness and how it has been a part of her Air Force journey. It took a conversation with someone I trust and respect greatly, who also happens to be a mental health professional, to realize that suicide came nearer to defining my own story than I’d been willing to admit.

“I’m going to give you one piece of advice,” he said.

“Run toward the fire.”

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