Personal Stories

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An Open Letter to My Anxiety

You don’t come around as often as you used to and I can’t say that’s necessarily a bad thing. Ever since we met, you’ve been a weight on my shoulders that always held me down, making even the smallest things nearly impossible.

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Therapeutic Alliance

I am 54 years old and I struggled with the intense pain and chaos of borderline personality disorder for decades…I felt that I was too old to heal.

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This Is My Happiness

Being diagnosed with depression, anxiety and PTSD following my escape opened up a world of fear. I was ashamed of what my past had assembled and I felt condemned to have a negative life moving on.

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This Road is Long, but Worth It.

I still find it difficult to do a lot of things, but as the weather warms up and the sun comes out, I find myself smiling. Recovery is hard, but it’s worth it.

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Anxiety Shapes My Life

Living with anxiety is one of the reasons I decided to pursue mental health and substance abuse counseling as my career. I want to help people that struggle with the deep, dark monsters known collectively as mental illness.

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The Inner Monologue of BPD

I’m Katie. I’m a 31-year-old mother of three. I have bipolar I and borderline personality disorder. This is just a glimpse of what goes through my head in a regular day.

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What is Wrong with Me?

On the outside looking in, everything is utterly perfect. On the inside, striving for perfection is one of many things that fuels the ugly three-headed monster that swallows up everything happy in my mind. That monster is anxiety.

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Bek's Story

I started attending NAMI meetings as part of an outpatient program, which was proceeded by my first ever manic episode and my diagnosis of bipolar disorder. 

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Living with Someone with Bipolar Disorder

As someone living with a significant other with bipolar disorder, not only is it a challenge for the individual, but also for their family, friends and caregivers.

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Grief

Twenty years ago this past Thanksgiving, my 22-year-old son, Nuçi, took his own life after struggling with major depression for many years…It was completely surreal and excruciatingly painful knowing that we’d never see Nuçi again.

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