Personal Stories

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Recovery Took Me More Than One Try

In this year alone, I’ve had a suicide attempt, a drug overdose accompanied with a felony possession charge, a reckless driving conviction, a DUI conviction, I lost my job, and a host of other difficult situations.

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My Silent Battles

I have to accept that medication and therapy are what I need right now. And who knows, maybe I will need medication and therapy for several years to come, but that is okay.

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Imperfectly Perfect

For so many years of my life, my greatest wish was to not exist... I believed that my feelings of hopelessness, shame, and guilt were all of my own doing. It was all my fault.

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Fortifying the Castle

The “dragon” (my mental illness) is ever-present and could be planning an attack at any time. If my castle is strong and I have enough warriors on my side, I may just come out of this thing unscathed.

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Tuning Out Stigma

Definitely, with a positive attitude, you can discover the hidden treasures in life, and others can discover the beauty inside of you.

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Celebrating Life During Life

I choose life even though there has not been a single day as far back as I can remember that I haven’t considered suicide at least once. 

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Surviving a Loss

I will continue to advocate for families affected by suicide by providing them with a voice, along with my support and the will to live. I am, I will and I can make a difference one step at a time.

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Volunteering is a Necessity

I'm not a case worker, housing specialist, psychologist or psychiatrist. I'm just a mom advocating for my son with as much passion as I can muster.

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Improve Your Own Mental Health

To me, good mental health means actually wanting to get out of bed in the morning and tackling the challenges I normally find overwhelming. To achieve this, I put a lot of effort in maintaining my mental health.

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Facing Tardive Dyskinesia

Since I am diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, antipsychotics are a big part of my treatment. I am also, however, one of the 500,000 people who got tardive dyskinesia (TD) from antipsychotics.

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