Personal Stories

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Good Luck

01.19.17

We are all fighting something and I hope you continue fighting. There is no shame in needing someone in your corner for this fight, and there’s no shame in admitting you cannot do it alone.

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The Stigma of Anxiety Disorder

01.17.17

Shame kept me silent for a long time, until the walls that concealed my secret finally crumbled under the weight it carried.

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Just Keep Trying

01.12.17

I suffered from suicidal depression for years. I didn’t ever give up. I kept searching for a “cure” or at least relief.

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The Mask

01.10.17

Their view of me had changed from the girl who was so nice and sweet, to the girl whose dad deals with mental health issues. A girl who needed to be treated differently because of it.

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"It Gets Better"

01.05.17

Having depression is like being mugged by five different people: hopelessness, sadness, anxiety, self-loathing and demoralization. Once depression had me, I became its prisoner.

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A Correct Diagnosis

01.03.17

Educate yourself as much as you possibly can, then bring this education to the table. Discuss with your family, friends and healthcare professionals. It could save your life.

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Sandy's Story

12.29.16

At 44 years old, I felt at peace with the past and ready to move on to the future. Then, literally days later, I began to feel watched and suspicious of people. The delusions grew in intensity…

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Anxiety During the Holidays

12.28.16

For the most part, I really do enjoy the holidays…I just try to block out all of the many things that push me back into my shell. 

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About A Girl

12.22.16

Discussing my depression and other mental health conditions is terrifying for me. I hate seeming vulnerable and I hate being labeled.

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Your Mental Health Comes First

12.20.16

A huge stigma existed on my college campus—and frankly most campuses around the country—that there is weakness in asking for help.

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