Personal Stories

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Facing my Mental Health Challenges and Cultural Stigma

It is not your responsibility to convince your family or an entire community that your struggle is worthy of attention and care.
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Overcoming My Labels of “Drama Queen” and “Disabled”

I want to tell those who are struggling the same thing that saved me: you are not alone, and you are not “crazy.”
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Navigating the Mental Health System as a Woman with Autism

Many of us living with autism are left feeling trapped when our instincts and behaviors don’t fit into the narrow confines of what is deemed “normal.”
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Out of the Fray

Now I can recognize that there were warning signs during my childhood that pinpoint the rise of my anxiety.
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Taking Back My Adolescence

Moving forward, I want to help people overcome obstacles like I did.
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My Road to Recovery and Self-Love

My healing began with work on accepting myself for who I am.
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I Took Charge of my Mental Health to Live the Life I Wanted

I knew I had the power to fix what had been lost.
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Navigating BPD and Recovery

Rather than numbing my complex feelings, I allow myself to experience them and express them in an honest and healthy way.
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Personal Pain, a Pandemic, and Paddle Boarding

During the rough times after my husband’s death, I started paddle boarding with a friend and colleague to help with my anxiety.
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This is What Mental Illness Looks Like

I struggled to complete everyday tasks. I was missing and failing school. I was sleeping majority of the days, crying a lot. I was sad and in such a dark place every single day. But why?

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