“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
Genevieve felt so much shame around her depression, self-harm and suicidal ideation because she felt she should be able to deal with it alone. It took telling professionals and her family to get the help she needed.
Summer experiences depression and shares what it’s like to be in a relationship with someone who is also depressed and how they cope when they’re both having a bad day.
Dee shares that as a mother with BPD, she was a wrecking ball and how she got closure from her youngest child through Radical Acceptance (DBT) and asking for forgiveness.
Afraid to be “outed” by others for his mental illness, Jim would withdrawal, leaving big gaps between his romantic relationships and an incomplete ledger of dating successes.
Spartan shares his story of loss over his father; the downward spiral of depression and how that has impacted his life. He finds recovery is Jiu-Jitsu.