Women, people of color, LGBT brother and sisters know the bite of being pushed to the side. And no less do individuals suffering with mental health challenges know the feel of that bite, and stigma.
I say that one day they too will "stand tall at the front of the congregation" as do women, people of color, our LGBT brothers and sisters - without shame and fear or desires to leave life behind. For their day will have come.
So, won't you be one of the first to hug such a one you see pushed to the side, walk with them to their rightful place among others. If you can do this simple act, well my brother my sister, you possess knowledge and power.