Stories of Hope and Recovery
Breaking My Silence As A Trans Man Who Attempted Suicide
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."Read Rosemary's Story
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."Read Matthew's Story
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."Read Neil's Story
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."Read Heather's Story