This member story was featured in a mental health exhibition in Malaysia titled Return To Light.

Sun shines
You don’t have to

Life rolls
You don’t have to

People laugh
You don’t have to

Evening fades away
You don’t have to.

Morning comes
You don’t have to do anything that you don’t want.



— Riitta Toro


Here are some of the personal notes the attendees left for Riitta!


“Yes! Love yourself.”

“One day, you will find the answers you want. Listen to what your heart desired. What others say or do to you can’t change you. You stay as beautiful & strong. And you know what? I believe in your ability to be in charge of your life.” 

“Perfect! You don’t have to! It’s ok to have flaws & not perfect!”

“Go ahead & do what you love, what makes you happy.”

“This message & picture is v. beautiful. ❤️ Be yourself & continue to shine your light.”



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