This time of year brings mental health into the light. I find it my mission to start the conversation and make sure no one suffers in silence. Mental illness is real and does not discriminate. I bet you could look around your inner or outer circle and at least one person is suffering from some type of mental illness. Don't ignore or assume they already have the assistance they need. They might not. You wouldn't believe where a conversation will bring you. So, during this month take that extra minute to check in with someone you know or suspect may be struggling with a mental illness.