William Miko shares his experience with addiction to Xanax, the devastating anxiety that haunted him, and how rehab helped to get his life back.
In interview format, Rayette shares her journey through abuse, mental illness, and hospitalizations to being diagnosed with DID.
A woman shares her story of having a friend in junior high who was diagnosed with bipolar. She had promised to be there for her “through thick and through thin” but by the end of high school she had pulled away, not able to handle her friend’s behaviour. This post is her apology.
All through Anne’s life, she thought she was a bad person. It was pushing for a deeper investigation into her symptoms that gave her the explanations she needed to embrace who she is.
Hanna shares that people suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are frequently portrayed as monstrous, manipulative people prone to violent outbursts and extreme mood swings. Sadly, she sees so much of herself in this stereotype that it’s hard to defend or deny it, but she is fighting hard to tame this monster in herself, although she is still struggling.
Jessica Proven-Rearick felt two things when she was first diagnosed with bipolar and various anxiety disorders. The first thing was relief. Finally, she had a name for what she’d been going through. Finally, there was a real reason for her breakdown and her inability to continue college. The second thing, though, was fear.
Chakameh Shafii tells her story of how anxiety consumed her identity and how she used therapy to gain the skills to get better.