Stories of Hope and Recovery

The Power Of Volition

For Grace, all it took was one day for her to change her life and her mindset. Grace is the founder of the Best Day Project, a LGBTQIA youth suicide prevention web series.

"I challenged myself from that day to just be the exact kind of person I want to be and live the exact kind of life I want to, and it’s just–it was up to me to do it. So, I just started living for the day, just enjoying everything I could [and] really making good decisions."

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Moving Past MST To A Fulfilling Life

After her military career, Ashley embarked on a journey to empowerment and validation. She stresses taking the necessary steps to start the path to healing.

"Get the help that's there. The more you talk about it, the easier it is. And the more you talk about it out loud, the more organized the situation becomes in your head. It's not always going to be an easy ride...but if we can take that and not let it bring us down, but rise us up, we can do extremely wonderful things in the world."

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I Survived A Suicide Attempt: Keris

Keris, a former National Alliance on Mental Illness Board President, relies on a full schedule to help her lead a healthy lifestyle.

"My plan is just to keep busy…I just keep busy and make my work worthwhile."

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If You Have Thoughts About Suicide Like I Do, Please Read This

Shawn encourages people to take control of their lives and destinies.

"We can ask for help. We can reach out in the darkness. We can overcome the affliction that grips our minds."

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The Upside Of Borderline Personality Disorder

Kat explains what it's like to have Borderline Personality Disorder.

"I like to think of it as being superhuman. In this case, super means 'of an extreme or excessive degree.' The human part comes from the fact that emotions are often considered to be what makes us human. Hence the phrase ‘superhuman.’ We’re not better than anyone else, we just have an excess of everything that makes humans human."

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