03/01/2012 11:21 am ET

Tammy Timm Competes In Mrs. Illinois America Pageant To Fight Stigma Of Mental Illness

When Lemont resident Tammy Timm competed last year in the Mrs. Illinois America pageant, everything had to be perfect—the dress, the hair and even her onstage interview.

"I was overthinking everything because I thought I had to be flawless," she said.

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