The power of airing family secrets

The stigma of mental illness and abuse can make it difficult to discuss some of society’s worst problems. Journalist Meg Kissinger knows this pain firsthand, as someone who grew up in an extremely dysfunctional and dangerous household. What she has found is that there is power in openness.

Confronting Painful Truths

Meg took a leap of faith in when she shared her family’s struggles, including multiple suicides, with her readers. Not only did the public respond with kindness and gratitude, but the piece also led Meg to use her skills as a reporter to expose the widespread failures of the mental health system. She turned her personal tragedy into something constructive that could help others. 

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