Personal Stories

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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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Stigma: The Ongoing Battle

As someone who suffers from both physical and mental health conditions, we must fight twice as hard to be understood by those around us. Finding the right support system is key in this battle.

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April's Story

I read blogs posted by organizations just like this one. This is where and how my healing began. I started believing that I was worthy of my story. Not only to live it, but to share it.

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Not To Be

When you have an eating disorder, it pulls you away from your passions until the disorder occupies the entirety of your mind. Part of what perpetuated my eating disorder was that I related so much of the disorder to my identity.

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Share Your Story

I have learned that mental illness is a lot more common than I ever thought. Everyone knows somebody who is dealing with a mental health issue.

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It’s OK to be Human

I go to a support group and discuss my struggles with people just like me. Not everyone will understand, but as a future social worker and survivor, it’s my duty to share my story.

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My Struggle With Borderline Personality Disorder

I began my long journey of trying to find psychiatrists, medications and therapy that were right for me. I had no idea how much time, money and effort this would take.

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Taking Off My Mask

Absolutely no one knew that two months before I moved into my tiny dorm room, I was sitting in an even tinier room in the psychiatric unit after attempting to take my life.

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Hope for Bipolar Disorder

My depression began when I was ten years old. I remember being in my driveway at dusk and looking up at the sky seeing all the different colors and feeling emotions deeper than sad.

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The Box

I remember feeling this way from the time I was a small child. I would stand on the playground at school and watch the other kids. I just couldn’t seem to fit into their world.

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