Jaron Thomas was a 36-year-old man who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He often struggled with hallucinations, but was a devoted father of three and was dealing with his mental health issues as best he could. Too often, urban communities are left behind when it comes to mental health services. And we have accepted the stigma of mental illness without trying to understand, leaving those suffering alone on an island of loss and confusion.

If you feel that you need help, there's no shame in seeking it. If you know someone who suffers from mental illness, get them help. You are not alone.

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