Personal Stories

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Mothers: You Are Not Alone

Please talk about your symptoms and find treatment. Continuing a discussion about PPD will continue to raise awareness, increase normality and break the stigma. 

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Caitlin’s Story

Over the past couple of years, I have been inwardly battling some of the most terrible monsters: anorexia nervosa, depression and anxiety.

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It’s Never Too Late

I checked myself into a crisis unit. For the first time in my life, I did what was needed to be done for my own mental health and left everyone else’s opinions at the door. I needed help.

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Why Me?

I checked myself into the hospital for the first time and I was scared. I didn’t know what to expect. Everything that is seen in the media about mental illness is frightening.

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The Struggle is Real

I am touched by these conditions which are both a curse and a blessing. The blessing is the empathy it has taught me. The curse is the pain it has caused and will continue to cause.

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Suffering in Silence

Although this battle with depression will be something I have to endure for the rest of my life, I refuse to let the stigma affect me.

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I Wish You Knew

I wish you wouldn’t look at me differently when you know. I also wish everyone would stop using OCD and depression as words to describe how clean someone is or how sad you feel today.

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Both Sides of the Couch

I am a psychiatrist. I am also a psychiatric patient. I have bipolar disorder and find myself on both sides of the psychiatric couch.

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An Ocean of Sadness

People ask me what living with depression is like. I don’t know how to verbalize it other than to say, it’s like slowly drowning in an ocean of sadness.

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Kelsey's Story

Depression doesn’t have cure. It isn’t something that you can snap out of regardless of how many times people insist that you can.

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