“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
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.
Irving Schattner shares his experience with anxiety and depression and how showing up at support group one day changed his life.