Stories of Hope and Recovery

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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Coming Out: Because There’s Not One “Right” Way, Just What’s Right for You

When Anna came to terms with her sexuality, she realized that everyone's journey to happiness is unique.

"There is not one way to accept yourself, as there is not one way to fall in love, or to be happy, or to pick your favorite color."

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Breaking My Silence As A Trans Man Who Attempted Suicide

Out trans Army sergeant Shane wants others like him to know that they're not alone.

"We as a nation need to start the healing by showing and supporting our own humanity."

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