Stories of Hope and Recovery

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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I Survived a Suicide Attempt: Jennifer

Jennifer wants to be a voice for those too afraid to speak up about mental illness and advocate for more accessible services.

"I’m hopeful that just maybe I can be one more voice that gets somebody somewhere to pay attention to the fact that there’s an actual...problem here and being quiet about it... deciding that it can only be spoken of in hushed tones and making it this taboo subject is not doing anybody any favors."

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A Marine’s Journey of Recovery After TBI And PTSD

Max returned from the Marines and sought treatment to combat his internal conflicts. Returning to school and utilizing the support around him was crucial to his recovery.

"You can understand those negative cycles and get out of them and understand that what you went through...you can change that if you're aware of what's happening."

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When I Decided To Stop Hiding The Physical Scars Of My Mental Illness

Olivia is a firm believer in bringing visibility to invisible mental illnesses.

"Since I stopped trying to hide, I feel like my body belongs to me. I don’t feel ashamed anymore. I don’t feel broken, and I don’t even spend much time thinking about the fact I have scars."

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What I Wish People Knew About My Life After a Suicide Attempt

Julia shares what she's learned as a suicide attempt survivor and hopes to educate those in a similar situation with a loved one.

"If anything, life is starting over now... I am going to be OK. I have survived a lot which has made me far from fragile."

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