Paul Illidge shares how his entire relationship with depression is based on lived experience, on what has happened to him and how he’s dealt with it, or put off dealing with it, which has more often been the case.
Mike Stroh medicated his anxiety, depression, and obsessiveness with drugs and alcohol for almost 20 years. It took a serious romantic relationship, and recognizing it needs to start with him, to begin his journey towards recovery.
Alice shares her family trauma and the mental health disorders that follow, leading to suicide ideation, intense self-awareness and waiting for insanity.
Growing up, Felicia Johnson suffered from depression and child abuse. When she was asked to write for an assignment and then to keep on writing, she found an invaluable form of therapy and her voice.
Juliette Peterson loves a good story. A compelling narrative, intuitive prose and enticing characters as well as stylistic creativity are all components which lure her into particular fictional and non-fictional worlds, whether that story is interpreted on paper or on screen. She found that story in the movie The Hours and how it helped her to feel less alone in her mental health experiences.
Kristen shares her story of being orphaned and how reoccurring abandonment led to depression, cutting and suicide attempts. She gives a practical idea on how to cope and she believes you are worthy with a ton to offer.
Hannah shares her experience with BDD, anxiety and depression as she begins a new school year in a foreign country, not sure if she is mentally stable enough.