Trilby Beresford
Updated Dec 05, 2016 @ 10:32 am
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It’s been a difficult year for NCIS’s Pauley Perrette (aka Abby Sciuto). But People let us know that Perrette opened up about her recovery process after a mentally ill homeless person brutally attacked her outside her home last year.

At the TrevorLIVE event this past weekend (which benefits LGBTQ+ youth), Perrette talked about her feelings since the attack. Her perspective is remarkably positive and inspiring; there’s really no trace of anger in her words.

Essentially, she’s saying that the incident was not as bad or as tragic as it could have been because she had prior training with those coping with mental illness. She went on to discuss how the life-changing incident has given her a renewed outlook on life.

And here’s an excerpt from her original Tweet from the scary incident, in which she stressed the importance of mental health support for our nation’s homeless.

Instead of getting angry and living her life in fear, Perrette has clearly chosen to continue her support for the homeless community and those who suffer from mental illness. And you know what? She’s exactly the sort of person the world needs right now.

Perrett’s ability to turn something so painful and scary into something positive for others is so incredibly inspiring.

We’re with you 100%, Pauley, and wish you the best with your continued recovery.