Dericka Miller shares the story of how her controlling boyfriend led her to depression and how leaving helped her get her life back.
Monica has had constant anxiety for 40+ years and she still doesn’t know how to get rid of it. But she does know how to co-exist with her “frenemy” and live a high-functioning life.
Jeremy has struggled with medication resistant mental illness (self-harm, bipolar, schizophrenia, suicide ideation) his whole life. He gives us a glimpse into his life as he tries to survive feeling chronically empty.
Mwati denied her bipolar diagnosis for years. It took a trip to the top of a mountain in her home country for her to decide to get her life back.
“I checked my phone for more likes on my photos. I put my phone back down, face up this time, with the brightness turned all the way just in case I get another notification. Then, out of nowhere I started shaking. It first started in my hands, then my arms, then lastly, my chest. My heart was pumping more than normal but it wasn’t like I couldn’t breathe. It was all just enough to know that something wasn’t right.”
Arianne shares how her stay in a psychiatric hospital saved her life.
Lucy finds herself in front of a doctor who assumes a self-help book will fix her troubles when all she’s looking for is a prescription refill for the psychotropic she takes for anxiety and depression.