Personal Stories

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My Bipolar Disorder Story

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder by four psychiatrists in college. My thoughts slowed, I could finally sleep, the depression kind of lifted.

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Better Days

The adults in your life say that it’s just a phase all teenagers go through, but you know that it’s not a phase. It’s something that isn’t “normal.”

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Courage

Today, I choose to live with courage. I choose to not allow my PTSD to dictate my every move and reaction anymore.

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My Journey Through an Eating Disorder

Today I am working harder on my recovery than I ever have in the past. I have an amazing treatment team and a support system that I will forever be grateful for.

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Self-Harm Struggle

I can see the expression on people’s faces when they see scars on my arms—the clearly self-inflicted scars. There is a moment of shock, then immediately they look away.

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Sierra's Story

I haven’t cut myself in two years and a month. I’ve gotten a handle on my self-medicating. Was it easy to get to this point? I’d be lying if I said yes. Mental illness is not easy.

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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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