Personal Stories

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Depression is Like Going Down the Rabbit Hole

I have suffered debilitating bouts of depression since I was at least 15 years old. This year I will turn 54. During these bouts I would tumble down a rabbit hole.

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OCD: The Struggle Through Time

It frustrates me greatly when I’m in classes and I hear people say to their friends “You must be OCD.” It isn’t something that should be taken lightly.  

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My Recovery Story

I was in the eating disorders program for eight months. I am so thankful that this program is in place. Without it, I would have never been able to fully recover.

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Voice of Hope

We had no family history of mental health conditions so when my son was diagnosed I was stunned. I had no idea what the signs were nor did I think I had reason to look for them.

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Be Kind

I just wanted to remind people of the importance of being kind. My family has several members living with mental illness, but none of them are treated quite like my Grandaddy.

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Having Hope

My motivation for staying active has definitely changed. It’s not about losing weight in order to gain self-worth; it’s about being healthy and strong.

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Silent No Longer

I was diagnosed with panic disorder and bipolar disorder. While this intimidated and scared me, it was also comforting because I felt like I was finally getting an answer.

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Brave Survivor, You Are Not Alone

Nothing can prepare you for the pain you will feel for the rest of your life when someone close to you commits suicide.

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Late to the Party

There are so many components to my symptoms it’s hard to believe they are even real. Occasionally I think I must be making it all up.

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Bipolar Brain

Mania, mixed states, rapid cycling and depression have just about done me in countless times. Sometimes I just want a disconnect switch.

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