“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
Siphokazi didn’t realize she was depressed because it had become her constant. She was comfortable with it. It took awareness and therapy to begin to let it go.
Adam A. Meyers was a Wisconsin Police Officer for 21 years and shares his personal and professional challenges with mental health after his 2016 on-duty deadly shooting.
Liv shares her story of starting her mental health journey as a pre-teen and living with an eating disorder then anxiety then depression and now OCD. She knows that enduring mental illness is not dirty or shameful.
Tas shares how they thrive with agoraphobia through creativity and problem solving, especially now with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maureen shares her story of how she healed her floating sensation by addressing stuck emotions and trauma from emotional neglect.