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I was diagnosed with Bipolar Type II along with Anxiety Disorder with Agoraphobia in December, 2004, after a serious suicide attempt that put me into a coma for t...

Trying to come to terms with being gay has been an intense journey spanning several decades.  While being gay is not a mental illness, the depression that came as a result of my attempting to live a life outside of whom...

Stopping the Shame of Depression

My first childhood memory is the family dog dying. I was about 3, standing by my mothers leg as my brother pulled the dog out the back door on a rug. My mother died when I was 15. My father had a s...

My family is one out of every four families touched my mental illness. I have an adult daughter who started showing signs of depression in her early teens. I tried to ge...

Since early middle school, I had struggled with depression. I would constantly stigmatize myself for never being "normal" and feel guilty/defeated every time I wo...

I have a story too. In 1969, I left the Navy to join Alcoa in sales. After 5 years as a Navy officer, I had considerable responsibility. But Alcoa's recr...

When I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at the start of 2004, I received all the care, support, and love one could hope for. But it turned out that that wasn't...