Learning about the experiences of others can help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and give those who are suffering the courage to seek help. Remember, you are not alone.

Kaedan O.

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Today, I finished the first complete draft of my Master’s thesis, and what I hope will become my first published article as a scientist. Today, I had an anxiety attack, ending up on the floor of a university bathroom hyperventilating and sobbing. These two events were unrelated, but together paint…

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Dissociative Identity Disorder

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By: Candy Little My memories of childhood are filled with grief and despair, as every waking moment, I was plagued with fear, nausea, and vomiting. I have no memories of happy times and now I understand why. As a child; not a day went by without pains in my head…

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A Life I never Imagined

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By: Rebecca G. Having a child with a mental illness, at times, can be like silent drowning. You can’t scream for help, you can’t splash, you can barely breathe. You are just there struggling to keep your head from going under and hoping someone will see you on time. When…

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Amanda W.

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It’s pretty difficult to narrow down when my journey actually started, but I’d say it became most prominent during my junior year in high school. The summer before my junior year, I transferred schools and moved in with my aunt and uncle so I would have more educational opportunities. It…

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It Finally Makes Sense: I Have OCD

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By: Risa S. I have never written about my experience with OCD because it was only recently “officially” added to my roster, clinically and personally, even though I have suffered with it since childhood. I didn’t think of my behaviors as OCD and simply attributed them to my overall anxiety….

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Alex’s Dragonfly Revolution

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By: Sheryl J. Families of those suffering from brain disease often do so in silence. I lost my 22-year-old son last year after he turned to street drugs to numb the symptoms of depression and anxiety. In order to give life to his memory and meaning to his life, I…

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Kelsey W.

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I’m 15 and I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorder. I’m also anemic which doesn’t help my situation at all. I’ve seen 5 different counselors and none have...
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