Personal Stories

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Corinne's Story

I am still learning. I still have my bad days. These conditions are a part of me and I have to live with that, but I don’t have to let them cripple my success. 

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Living with PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder

Being left a disabled, unemployed and now widowed father to six children, I reached my breaking point.

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What Is BPD?

If I say I have depression you know what I’m talking about and you can grasp how I feel. But when I say I have borderline personality disorder I get weird looks and confused faces.

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I am a Medicated Momma

I am a wife, a stay-at-home mom, a writer and a comedian. I am also an advocate for mental health.

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The Weather Is Not Bipolar

I guess mental health is like the weather. Something that you can prepare for, but hard to predict and sometimes devastating.

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Turning Corners

The notion of getting out of bed each day is exhausting before I have even moved a muscle. The thought of having to deal with other people in the world makes me anxious.

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To Oblivion and Back

About five years ago, the stability of my life began to slip away. I began to change. I was starting to become paranoid and anxious.

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Building My Life Worth Living

My mental health conditions are genetic and environmental. I knew all the signs and yet I still waited longer than I should have to get help.

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When I Watched Nurses in the ER Call People Like Me “Crazy”

My dream is for all nurses to be compassionate toward patients because I know how dark it can be. My biggest advice for people experiencing depression is to know you are not alone.

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The True Anguish of OCD and Anxiety Disorders

I continue to struggle daily with my OCD and anxiety. On good days I can ignore it, but on bad days it completely cripples me. I am unable to live my life the way I want to.

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