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.
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. [...]
I was diagnosed in high school with depression and anxiety then later in life diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder. Looking back on my childhood, I can see the ways I was struggling then and [...]
About the Author: Darrin Mosley Jr. is a York native who earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Slippery Rock University. Darrin, who majored in Dance and minored in Theater, can be found in various [...]
Trigger Warning: The following content contains light discussion of sexual violence. Sometimes I just stare at the wall. Sometimes I just stare at the wall and find myself in the Land of Make Believe. [...]
I haven’t always struggled with seasonal change, it wasn’t until the age of 35 in late autumn that I had my first struggle with seasonal change and I attributed much of this to my loss of [...]
Men and Mental Health used to sound like an oxymoron. When I grew up it was “boys don’t cry,” or “suck it up,” or my favorite “stop acting like a little girl,” as if [...]
I often reflect back on my initial diagnosis, relapse and how far I’ve come beating a path to recovery. We all know the stigma associated with mental health. Being a man, particularly in Marine Corps during [...]