I see a city with incredible courage and incredible heart. There are topics that most in society go out of their way to avoid, such as mental health, substance addiction and HIV/AIDS. These "unmentionable" subjects wreak havoc through silence, stigma and taboo. Last month, I attended a conference called Why Women Cry. Over 1,000 people came to talk about exactly these topics and to break through the barrier of silence together. How much courage it must have taken for the founder, Rev. Debra Hickman, to organize this gathering — and how many lives has she changed?