To Be Called A Psychopath

This week I had the opportunity to speak at Livingstone College’s weekly assembly, a program that exposes students to various topics. The topic of this week’s assembly was Mental Health Awareness and I was happy to share a few words to not only raise awareness with the students but to also encourage them to take action to make sure they are mentally fit. During the assembly, I experienced something new. A guy called me a psychopath as I shared my story. I have been called crazy, coo-coo, and many other words used to describe mentally ill individuals — but never a psychopath. It caught me off guard but I held my composure and continued my story. Funny thing is, I could see my cousin, who invited me to speak at the assembly, in my peripheral vision and she was heated by the guy’s comment...

This week I had the opportunity to speak at Livingstone College’s weekly assembly, a program that exposes students to various topics. The topic of this week’s assembly was Mental Health Awareness and I was happy to share a few words to not only raise awareness with the students but to also encourage them to take action to make sure they are mentally fit.

During the assembly, I experienced something new. A guy called me a psychopath as I shared my story. I have been called crazy, coo-coo, and many other words used to describe mentally ill individuals — but never a psychopath. It caught me off guard but I held my composure and continued my story. Funny thing is, I could see my cousin, who invited me to speak at the assembly, in my peripheral vision and she was heated by the guy’s comment...