PERSONAL STORIES: Clarence

Clarence

Clarence Jordan, a decorated Veteran with a love for aviation, talks about his accomplishments, the importance of his depression diagnosis and his fight against the stigma associated with mental illness. He gives some insight into the impact of his diagnosis and discovery, “My image of mental illness certainly didn’t fit any of the paths I had walked…In a lot of ways receiving a diagnosis was like a kick in the stomach. And, in other ways, it was like opening a window and allowing the light to shine in on my face once again.”