Tracey Louise Wright was adept at hiding her mental health struggles so the scariest first step for her was reaching out. As she waited anxiously to see a counsellor for the first time, she utilized her love for movies and asked herself, “What would Jason do?”
“Jason, who?” you might ask.
You’ll have to read her story to find out.
Tanya gives a detailed account of her experience combating depression and gaining freedom.
Sean Clarke tells of how he has been anxious since he was a young child and then gets into some really great detail on how he overcame it in his early twenties.
Ellie Miles shares her experience with hiding her anxiety and depression because of the stigma she would face, and the turning point that had her hiding no longer.
A woman shares her experience of trying to start her life over with her children, away from her abusive husband, and dealing with the symptoms of depression, anxiety and bipolar while finding little support in the system.
“I expect some stigma from people who don’t know better, from everyday people who’ve never walked my path, or anything that resembles my path. It doesn’t make it right, but I still know to expect it. There are people who think my child makes suicide attempts just to get attention. There are people who think my child is just spoiled and babied. They don’t live with her pain, a pain so deep, the only relief she sees is death.
But I never expected to be slapped in the face with mental health stigma from health care workers.
Shaneequa shares her story of how much her identity was tied to the approval of her parents and her life plan and after that came into question again and again, how she fell apart.