“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
Alexandra Garzon writes an honest and raw letter to her former psychiatrist about what it’s really like to experience schizophrenia.
Tracey Louise Wright was adept at hiding her mental health struggles so the scariest first step for her was reaching out. As she waited anxiously to see a counsellor for the first time, she utilized her love for movies and asked herself, “What would Jason do?”
“Jason, who?” you might ask.
You’ll have to read her story to find out.
Dee Chan’s Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) always made the world feel like a very scary place. So when it came to relationships, she would self-protect with a “get them before they get you” mentality. She realized that if she wanted healthy relationships, she had to learn how to handle disappointment.
Irving Schattner shares his story of growing up with parents who were holocaust survivors and who sent mixed messages born out of their own fears of abandonment and needing to keep the family together at all costs. Irving learned to survive by operating in a constant state of worry, where most of his time was consumed in fear-based thoughts and emotions.
Tanya gives a detailed account of her experience combating depression and gaining freedom.