A Woman Shares Her Journey With Mental Illness, Using Her Pills

Such a heart-wrenching story.

Treating mental illness isn't very easy, or cheap, or straightforward. Most people don't receive treatment for their mental illness, and when they do, it's often a long process that involves searching for the right therapeutic and pharmacological fit. 

In this video, released as part of BuzzFeed's Mental Health Week, one woman uses pills representing all the medications she's taken to show just what a frustrating, but important and worthwhile, journey treating mental illness can be. Her story is raw and frustrating and unpredictable, but it's an incredibly important reminder that people who struggle finding an effective, consistent way to cope with their mental disorders are not alone.