“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
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.
Jane finds that it’s her dreaming at night that is helping her to feel more resilient and less anxious throughout the day.
Paul David Smith shares how his partner retreating to her bed for months caused him to improvised in how to help her in a way that she needed to recover.
Jane shares how much art helped her become free of her anxiety and depression.