Donations In Loving memory of Kelsey Mariah Thomas

A personal campaign sponsored by Molly Thomas

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As a child Kelsey seemed genuinely happy but her mind always seemed far away. In her teens she showed signs of depression but was able to work through it with medication, good friends, and musical theater. Everything seemed to be going fine, but she developed symptoms of Bipolar Mania in May 2016, which was later changed to a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Throughout the summer of 2016, she was in a constant mental battle distinguishing reality from the delusions that seemed so real to her, which ultimately led to her suicide. We tried desperately to get her help, but because she was 20 tears-old, we had little say in her treatment and all we could do was try and keep her safe. We felt frustrated and helpless as we watched Kelsey fall further into the delusions.  If we knew more about mental illness and how to approach it, we might have been able to help her more.
 Kelsey had such a kind, beautiful soul who helped people in need. She filled the room with laughter wherever she was.
Please when someone takes their own life do not judge them for we don't know the battle or illness they are dealing with. Friends who suffer from any mental illness, please stay strong. With your donations, researchers will find more about this disease and other mental illnesses so treatment will be more successful.  They can help with prevention, recognition and care for those suffering.

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