MY LOPER LIFE : Laura Fisher manages mental illness, offers hope to others

Laura Fisher“One of the biggest challenges I’ve dealt with is managing my own mental illness. My mental illness will always be there, but I’ve accepted it as a part of who I am. It wasn’t an easy task. It took a lot of mistakes, but I’ve learned from them and worked hard to get where I am today. I wouldn’t have made it without the support of my home at Boys Town, my brother, my sister-in-law and my UNK family. It has all led me to the happiest spot in my life today.

I joined Alpha Phi because I like what they stood for. I saw a sense of motivation, compassion and love in this group of girls, and I wanted to be a part of that in order to better myself and others.

Whatever you’re experiencing right now… it’s not the end of your world. There’s a hope, there’s a future, and it will get better. Even though you don’t believe anyone right now, and you may despise the statement of ‘it will get better,’ but it does. I know because I am better.” #MyLoperLife

Laura Fisher  | Psychology  |  Freshman  |  Omaha, NE


For students dealing with depression or interested in learning more about mental health issues, please visit UNK Student Health & Counseling located inside Memorial Student Affairs Building. To make an appointment or ask a question for counseling call 308-865-8248. The Emergency Crisis Phone after business hours also is 308-865-8248.