Personal Stories

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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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Scared Mom

My loved one carries on during school hours with a smile, with jokes, attempting to be cool. He comes home and cracks. Due to his depression and anxiety he can only cope for so long.

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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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