Siena Bott:
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A Beautiful Person Inside and Out

Siena Elizabeth (Sadie) Bott was a beautiful person inside and out. She was taken from this world at age 21 when she died of fentanyl poisoning on Sept. 14, 2020, in her family’s home.

Siena’s God-given gifts included her intelligence, empathy, and kindness toward others. She had a heart the size of the Grand Canyon and was always willing to help a friend in need.

Diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder when she was 12, Siena turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with her emotional pain.

Sadly, she refused to seek help from intensive inpatient drug rehabilitation therapy for fear of being judged by her family and friends. Siena wanted to avoid the stigma and shame our society puts on people who have substance use disorders and mental health disorders.

Percocet pills had become the outlet to soothe her continued emotional pain. Tragically, those same Percocet pills -- laced with fentanyl -- ultimately ended her life.

As a way to focus their grief on making a change, Siena’s family founded the Stop the Judgment Project to honor her and those just like her who have known the stigma of having a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder.

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When you first get sober, you feel like a superhero. You feel real emotion because you’ve been suppressing it forever. It’s so much easier to navigate what’s important.
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Siena Elizabeth (Sadie) Bott
July 21, 1999 - Sept. 14, 2020

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