Lisa Gallagher — First, you’re an excellent writer who brings attention to a critically important issue: mental health and related topics. Second, mental health issues affect about 44 million people in the USA alone, according to industry/association/government data. Third, I suggest writing to write, and writing for yourself, and writing what you most care about.
Getting paid something is always better than nothing (ie. LinkedIn). Moreover, you never know when one of our articles might strike a chord with an editor, algorithm or whatever/whomever makes these decisions for Medium Staff to feature articles. Finally, just remember that similar to Facebook, Google and other digital/social media platforms, the users are Medium’s products. Regardless, please keep up the awesome!