“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
Dericka Miller shares the story of how her controlling boyfriend led her to depression and how leaving helped her get her life back.
Dee shares how DBT distress tolerance skills changed her life from being consumed by her rage to “turning her mind away” and finding freedom.
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.
Sara Kay was always called “moody” until she had a psychotic breakdown and she had to start figuring things out, bit by bit .