Personal Stories

Image Description

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.

Read More.
Image Description

My Recovery from Self-Injury

I hit rock bottom and I hit it hard. The most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do was make my way back up.

Read More.
Image Description

Carly's Story

The summer going into my junior year of high school, I started to feel different…A month or two after being diagnosed, the thoughts came. I had a plan to end my life.
 
Read More.
Image Description

My Story with Bipolar Disorder

NAMI support groups have helped me to realize I am not alone in my recovery. I truly believe recovery is possible. My story is not over yet.  I’m ready to reclaim my life.  
 
Read More.
Image Description

Living with Postpartum Depression

Have you ever had a day where you felt numb and confused? This happened to me today. I imagined myself in another person’s body looking down at myself. I saw someone I’ve never met before.

Read More.
Image Description

It Takes Courage, but You Can Do It.

There may be people who don’t understand and incorrectly judge you, but there will also be people who care for you and will be there for you. I can’t express how thankful I am for those who have been—and continue to be—patient with me.

Read More.
Image Description

Empty and Anxious: Life with Anxiety

Just imagine yourself doing daily routines and out of nowhere you feel panicky, anxious, your heart starts to race… This is what life with anxiety is like for me and many others.

Read More.
Image Description

My Journey with Autism

This story is my attempt to communicate how critical it is to not only provide adequate mental health services to everyone, but to end stigma as well.

Read More.
Image Description

Bipolar Disorder and Love

Living with a mental health condition can have major setbacks, especially in relationships. These relationships can include friendships, family and romantic relationships.

Read More.
Image Description

Breaking Bipolar

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder my Junior year in college. I was failing out and my family thought I should get checked for any learning disorders and psychological issues. What we found was that I was living with bipolar II.

Read More.
Displaying results 61-70 (of 302)
 <  3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12  >