Personal Stories

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A Letter to Someone Who Doesn't Understand

Aspects of my personality left me susceptible to BPD. It’s not something that be cured. There’s no pill to treat it. The meds I take, however, help with the symptoms.

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Help Yourself and Help Others

After having my son, I developed what I know now was postpartum depression. I felt worthless, hopeless and again had thoughts of suicide.

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Ben's Story

I am learning how to tune out the lies that depression tries to make me believe. I am bigger than depression. I am better than depression. And yes, people would miss me if I were gone.

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It's Not Okay

My mind is still a game of numbers and every day is a battle. It’s okay to lose some days. You can lose a battle and still win the war.

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Rock Bottom: The Lessons I Learned and the Promise I Made

I learned that in order for me to keep moving forward I have to use my experiences to help others. I need to share my story and let others know they are not alone.

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Follow the White Rabbit: The Dark Hole of Bipolar Disorder

Depression doesn’t hit me all at once. I’ve grown enough to see the signs coming but sometimes you’re speeding too fast to stop in time.

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Living With Depression

Depression is an anvil strung to each of my limbs, my brain, my soul. Its weight is so heavy that at times I feel as though I physically cannot take another step.

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Experiencing and Developing Mental Illness

Self-harm became a daily routine for me. Nothing else mattered except the sense of escaping from everyday life. Escaping from feeling so numb and hopeless.

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Iceberg Essay: The Mysteries Below the Surface

The underside of my iceberg began to surface; the first ripples began briefly and horribly in eighth grade, when I began cutting myself.

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Jack's Story

We need to help others become aware of the causes of suicide and need to take all threats of self-harm seriously.

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