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October 1, 2012
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In this Aug. 23, 2012 photo, Kevin Earley, 33, holds a bottle of his antipsychotic medication as he stands next to the medicine cabinet which has an old photo taped to it, in the bathroom of his Vienna, Va., apartment that he shares with a roommate. Of the photo, Earley says, “It reminds me to take my medicine every day and reminds me of where I have been and what I have been through.”

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In this Aug. 23, 2012 photo, Kevin Earley, 33, stands next to the medicine cabinet which has an old photo taped to it, in the bathroom of his Vienna, Va., apartment that he shares with a roommate. “It reminds me to take my medicine every day and reminds me of where I have been and what I have been through,” said Earley, who works full time as a peer counselor, helping others with severe mental illnesses.

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In this Aug. 23, 2012 photo, Kevin Earley, 33, stands between lit and dark rooms in his Vienna, Va., apartment that he shares with a roommate. Earley, who suffers with a mental health condition, works full time as a peer counselor in Fairfax County, Va., helping others with severe mental illnesses.

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In this Aug. 23, 2012 photo, Kevin Earley, 33, displays one of his paintings outside his Vienna, Va., apartment that he shares with a roommate. Earley, who suffers with a mental health condition, works full time as a peer counselor in Fairfax County, Va., helping others with severe mental illnesses.

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In this Aug. 23, 2012 photo, Kevin Earley, 33, poses for a picture outside his Vienna, Va., apartment that he shares with a roommate. Earley, who suffers with a mental health condition, works full time as a peer counselor in Fairfax County, Va., helping others with severe mental illnesses.