Hi everyone :smile: Recently I've had a lot of trouble with my illness & attending college. Long story short I had to stop attending because I was being told by other students that I should have killed myself by now & so on. Just a few days ago, I was encouraged by a professor to continue on with his class & I did. He has been a great supporter for me & I thought everything would be great. However, I went in a group with two girls who are amazing, but one of them happened to be vice-president of the local student union & as well meaning as she is, she tends to act before she speaks. I say this because I opened up to her one night when I was upset & would regret it later. We had to do a presentation on some sort of organization, business plan or anything in relation to organizations & present it to the class. We had an issue with our first report & last minute, the girl who is the vice-president, decided to change the topic, discuss it with the teacher & I had no clue what it was till about 45 min before our presentation. It turned out that she decided to do it on discremination against mentally ill people in the college, which may have been ok if a) the presentation was centered around my own issues with being bullied for mental illness, b) the facts & statistics she decided to use weren't the stereotypical ones found from one source & c) she didn't make me get up infront of everyone without first asking me, & have me talk about what mental illness is. It was the nature of the presentation & the fact I wasn't in my most stable of moments that caused me to be so offended over the project. As well now, the prevention program I had started building with the local college & university, has been taking over by the vice president girl & the rest of the student union, despite the fact they are more school spirit & have next to no REAL knowledge about mental illness & the stigma. The prevention program is now more like a business deal than anything.. But during the presentation I gave the real facts & my own experiences, as well I took into account the experiences members on SF have had. But they think that I was just acting out of anger & now I need to find sources. I don't want to hassle people on here to give examples or share their experiences, but I need something to show that despite the facts & crap given by doctors & professionals, we do still have trouble finding help, there is no quick cure, & etc. Any ideas? I'm at a loss & I don't want that other girl (vice-prez) to take my project from me just because she is great at doing a presentation... ps. I really raised hell during the presentation but I wasn't about to let them think that we dont have stuggles. That there is NO magic pill & a psychologist doesn't have a wand.