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What Goes Up, Must Come Down

What goes up, must come down

Depression

What goes up, must come down

As I sit here about to write my story I start to think -- how did it all happen? I was always a...

Sep 5, 2018

Often

Nine long months ago, I sat in this very spot and contemplated ending my life.   It wasn’t the first time by a mile, and it wouldn’t be the last time...

Aug 22, 2018

Broken, scarred but still enough

Growing up, I felt like an outsider. I was shy and socially awkward, lacked self confidence and worth and was bullied from a...

Aug 15, 2018

This isn’t a contagious illness

I’m coming out of a seven-month depression.  It’s important to me because this is a fight I fight every day. Mental illness doesn’t...

Aug 8, 2018

Like a Phoenix from the Ashes

My story of struggle and mental health issues is nothing short of long and complex. I suppose it all began at age 9...

Jul 18, 2018

The foundation for change

It’s a boys dream: having a car, a beautiful girl to love, kids, a well-paid and enjoyable job, a house, a tree, a...

Jul 11, 2018

I have a mission

My name is Emily and I am 20 years old, born and raised in Canada. I was adopted at the age of one. My biological mother was young when she...

Jul 4, 2018

The guilt is still there

“You’re no good for anything!” “You can’t even keep your house clean or keep a full time job!” "What is wrong with you?" Say the...

Jun 27, 2018

Like a piece of mental floss cleaned out my brain

I would like to shine some enlightenment that you are not alone. No one chooses to have...

Jun 13, 2018

Collateral Beauty

Looking back at the past two years now, I am able to reflect on some of the struggles I've dealt with. Depression doesn't just make you feel down for...

May 9, 2018

When mental illness rears its ugly head

My name is Julia. I am 36 years old. I suffer from severe anxiety with panic attacks and depression. Six years ago, my illness...

Apr 24, 2018

Fences, Pills and Possibilities

The other night I picked up the refill of my prescription for an anti-anxiety medication that I've been on for several years. There...

Apr 17, 2018