Personal Stories

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To My Future Providers: I Am More Than My Diagnosis

Ultimately, I hope that you will remember that people with mental illness have unique stories, and they are deserving of your time.

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Weathering the Seasons and Cycles of a Mental Health Condition

Have you ever looked out a dirty widow through which you could hardly see, then wiped it clean and enjoyed the view? That's the best way I can describe what this new regimen did for me.

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Learning to Manage My Bipolar Disorder

Throughout this journey, I’ve learned that you need to prioritize having a good treatment team, cultivating honest friendships and practicing self-care and acceptance.

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Pursuing My Dream Career While in Recovery

My parents were instrumental in helping me shed the deeply-internalized fear that my diagnosis would limit my future. They reminded me that if I took care of myself, my career would follow.

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What My Experience with Law Enforcement Taught Me About Crisis Response

As I look back on my situation and other stories of incarceration, I hope to educate law enforcement and the public on a better approach to mental health crisis response. The bottom line? People in crisis do not belong in jail.

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How My Family’s Support and Unconditional Love Helped Me Recover

I finally stopped fighting him. He stayed by my side, loved me and supported me.

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My Battle with Mental Illness Following My Cousin’s Suicide

For a long time, I blamed myself for his death. How did I not know that he was suffering? Why didn't I call him more?

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Saving Myself to Save My Family

I used my pain as motivation — I educated myself on mental illness and began to advocate for myself and my treatment.

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Finding Peace and Recovery Through Fitness

The struggles we’ve faced in the past simply make us stronger — and we all deserve to have happy and beautiful lives.

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Moving Forward After Losing My Father to Suicide

After recognizing how bad things had become, I knew it was time to get serious about my own mental health.

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