“This was the first time I told my story for everyone to hear. My story wasn’t an in depth depiction of my situation but sharing some of my fears for all felt good. Also, seeing that many people share the same feelings as I do was comforting that I am not alone. I always knew I wasn’t alone, however the stories on this blog site is like group therapy. Being that I do not always do well in groups, this site is a refreshing alternative. Having accepted my mental illness, I carry on the best I can. I will continue visiting this site to gain further insight from real life experiences by Trish and her Guest Bloggers.” ~ JL
UnfilteredMama shares her story of being a teenager who didn’t fit and feeling the happiest when she self-harmed. She explains why she stopped and why today she is not afraid to show her scars.
Darius Murray shares a candid glimpse into his life with depression and his struggles to live through it.
Beth Burgmeyer tells a moving story of how she never dreamed that her beautiful, bright, sensitive, compassionate daughter would want to die. Beg to die. That every moment of the last few months would be dedicated to keeping her daughter alive.
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.