For some people it's pretty difficult to choose a major. I found that mine came easily. I come from a family that has a history of mental illness and this influenced my decision to become a psychology major. I felt that it was my duty to aid others, to help them get into recovery and to show them that their illness could be treated. I do not believe mental illness is a sign of insanity. It is a disorder within your brain that with therapy and medication can be helped. I like to think I help remove the stigma from this illness.