Stand Up and Be Heard
Mental Illness affects one if every five people. You probably know many people who are living with a mental health condition right now. And yet for many it is a silent struggle. And the less mental health is understood, the more stigma takes root. When individuals and families share their stories, they help reduce stigma, offer hope that recovery is possible, and show people they are not alone.
Share your personal experience as an individual living in recovery or as a family member affected by mental illness.
Growing up my life appeared to be very normal from the outside looking in. I had friends, spent lots of time at parties, football games, and playing volleyball. But what most people didn’t know [...]
I had been on atypical antipsychotics after having serious side effects from mood stabilizers for Bipolar Disorder Type II when I noticed that the right side of my face would seem to move by [...]
I've been a runner for over half my life, but I've never known how to convince other people to start running. Everyone already knows all the reasons to start: improved cardiovascular fitness, increased life [...]
My anxiety is high. Go see a Therapist! I’m Good I’m so sad. Go see a Therapist! I’m Good I want to be a better parent than my parents. Go see a Therapist! I’m [...]
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It seems simple enough. I served, too! In the US Army, for eight years and even deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. But I and thousands of other women vets, many also married [...]
I can’t remember a time before mental illness in my life, a time before the thoughts of my own death swam in and out between wondering what was on television and which crayon I [...]
Dear Alcohol, It's been a few days. I'll be honest, I miss you a little. When I woke up the other day and decided to let you go, I still was unsure about it. [...]