Stories of Hope and Recovery
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."Read Jennifer's Story
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."Read Max's Story
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."Read Olivia's Story
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."Read Julia's Story
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."Read Anna's Story