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I’ve never experienced racism before. But while growing up I’ve seen it on television, read about it in books
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“Going back to school at the age of 6 with burn scars was challenging."
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"My main message to anyone who is suffering is please reach out for help. We have the capacity to turn our obstacles into assets and that’s what I try to do on a daily basis."
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"I have always been very sensitive to the pain felt by people, animals, and the environment as a result of local and global systemic injustices."
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While being trans is not a mental disorder, gender dysphoria can be every bit as debilitating and deadly as clinical depression.”
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"If I could get the days to slow down, I thought maybe I could figure out why I felt so much pain."
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“The seniors and disabled that we serve in our development are finding Covid19 a stifling challenge to live through."
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“It all began a decade ago...I began to self-blame, self-hurt and put myself in spiral of shame and shut myself from the world.”
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"After the passing of one month now I think how different the meaning of ‘everyday life’ has become."
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“Putting on makeup is a therapy and a powerful Tool for my selfcare.”
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“I was always aware of the scars her life carried.”
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“I held it in so long that I wasn’t happy, I wasn’t fine, but I did my best to make it look like it was.”
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“The people who seem the most calm, the ones that are getting great grades or having a lot of friends. It doesn’t seem as if they are struggling, but no one will know sometimes if you don’t try to speak out.”
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"I was diagnosed with OCD at the age of twenty-five, but I had it since high school. In that period I was convinced that I had a super severe and unknown form of HIV."
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"At 25 I suffered my first episode of major depression and things fell apart without me understanding what was going on."
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“I am a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and live with post-traumatic stress disorder."
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"When I survived an abusive relationship, the only thing I thought I was supposed to do was run away fast."
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"Psychologically I wasn’t recovered. I refused to seek help.”
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“If I had known how many people suffer from the same thing and felt the same things I did, I would have gotten help sooner.”
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“From a young age I’ve dealt with the black dog, if you will."
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