Personal Stories

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Good Luck

We are all fighting something and I hope you continue fighting. There is no shame in needing someone in your corner for this fight, and there’s no shame in admitting you cannot do it alone.

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The Stigma of Anxiety Disorder

Shame kept me silent for a long time, until the walls that concealed my secret finally crumbled under the weight it carried.

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Just Keep Trying

I suffered from suicidal depression for years. I didn’t ever give up. I kept searching for a “cure” or at least relief.

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The Mask

Their view of me had changed from the girl who was so nice and sweet, to the girl whose dad deals with mental health issues. A girl who needed to be treated differently because of it.

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"It Gets Better"

Having depression is like being mugged by five different people: hopelessness, sadness, anxiety, self-loathing and demoralization. Once depression had me, I became its prisoner.

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A Correct Diagnosis

Educate yourself as much as you possibly can, then bring this education to the table. Discuss with your family, friends and healthcare professionals. It could save your life.

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Sandy's Story

At 44 years old, I felt at peace with the past and ready to move on to the future. Then, literally days later, I began to feel watched and suspicious of people. The delusions grew in intensity…

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Anxiety During the Holidays

For the most part, I really do enjoy the holidays…I just try to block out all of the many things that push me back into my shell. 

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About A Girl

Discussing my depression and other mental health conditions is terrifying for me. I hate seeming vulnerable and I hate being labeled.

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Your Mental Health Comes First

A huge stigma existed on my college campus—and frankly most campuses around the country—that there is weakness in asking for help.

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