This is Rob your pen-pal from California, who is also mentally ill.
I just wanted to say thank you for what you put on your blog today.
I find saddening that this incident will cast more shadows of fear for those who truly don't understand the mentally ill. I'm very fearful now that people will think I'm a bad guy because I keep to myself allot and have Major depression and BPD.
I keep to myself because I just don't have any friends that live close to me and as you know money is always a tightrope we have to balance on.
Your blog spoke exactly to me about what I have been feeling these last few days since that awful event.
I'm not as good of a writer yet, but thanks again for speaking of us and those that suffer with these illnesses.
Your are truly a good voice for those of us who have none. God bless and take care. I would have posted this on your blog, but it said I needed an account and was scared to sign up for something I would have to pay for- your Pal in california-Rob
Sunday, April 22, 2007
An Email from a Pen-Pal
My pen-pal Robert wrote me an email yesterday and I thought I would share what he wrote. Many people with mental illness deal with these same issues Robert talked about and the recent occurrence at Virginia Tech. of April 16th only makes this harder. I post this with permission from Rob.