Stories of Hope and Recovery

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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To The EMT Who Transported Me After My Overdose

Rosemary remembers a special encounter with an EMT; a man that not only helped her in a time of need, but has inspired her to want to help herself, and others.

"That transport healed me more than my 12 hours in the ER, and I want to thank you. Today, I am getting better. I am learning to enjoy life again; I am overcoming my addictions one by one."

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Speaking Up is the First Step to Overcoming Depression

Matthew faced depression in college, but he didn't know it, and neither did anyone else. That is, until he spoke up, and that made all the difference.

"I told a few close friends, and instead of being judged like I feared, they embraced me and made an effort to keep me active so I wouldn’t fall back into that state of mind. My family was supportive and got me the help I needed."

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Why Living With Anxiety Is Like Walking On Custard

Neil introduces a new approach to anxiety and hopes that folks will feel more comfortable publicizing their private anxieties as a way to overcome them.

"I wasn’t very open about [it]... I [gave] a fairly convincing impression of having things mostly together. I was putting up an image. And that was bad for me, because I didn’t get to share my problems with anybody else…but it was bad for others too, because they didn’t get to see the truth. And if we all put up an image, then everyone struggles alone."

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When I Learned Addiction Does Not Discriminate

Heather remembers a past love's struggle with addiction and urges people to be a catalyst for positive change in all their relationships.

"As human beings we can only do so much, but the least we can do is try to help someone before it is too late or before their story begins to veer down the wrong path. You can’t save everyone, but some people can be saved. Some people can change."

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