Alishia Dauterive learned early there are a bunch of names for a bunch of mental health conditions. But she never believed herself sick or disordered just because some manual told her she should. And she learned through peer support that there is more to this thing we call recovery than the straight and narrow path we’re often forced down.
Chris Worfolk knows how much it sucks to be constantly worried and consumed by “what ifs”. However, he has found positives in living with anxiety.
Rozy writes about her experience with an eating disorder once she hit college and how she eventually confided in a friend so she could get help.
Mike Jones shares that “the most frightening thing about schizophrenia is the time you spend suffering its symptoms without being able to give a name to your condition. Five years ago, my life was interrupted by psychosis.”
Lily shares the story of her heartbreaking breakup, the depression that followed, and the realization that had her digging for what she truly valued in life.
Dennis Simsek, known as The Anxiety Guy on the #1 health podcast of the same name, shares his personal story of how anxiety impaired his training as a professional tennis player to the point that he was considering suicide. It was from that point of no return that he found an answer.
Seth Garland couldn’t get support on the US medical assistance program for his crippling anxiety — it would be six months before he was even evaluated. Without any type of medical support, his only alternative was to go to a hospital when he had a severe panic attack. He shares his horrific experience with the abysmal care he received.