Being the spouse of someone with mental health issues can be... difficult. You often recognize that your significant other is struggling before they do. You can sympathize, you can try to empathize, but you can't truly understand what they're going through unless you've been there yourself. Ed and OSMI gave something to my husband that I couldn't. They've created a support system of people who get it because they've been there too. He finally understands that he isn't alone, he isn't a freak, or wrong, or broken. OSMI is removing the taboo from mental illness and making it okay and safe for the people who are struggling with these problems to communicate with the people in their lives about what's going on.