Jennell, 36, US

“I have had mental health issues all my life. My mother said she saw changes in me as young as 4 years of age. I…

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Christine, 47, US

“Tragically I was orphaned by my 9th birthday and was raised by my older brother. I was diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder in 1987. I…

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Krista, 38, US

“I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder about 13 years ago, after the birth of my youngest daughter. I had what’s called peripartum onset. The…

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Adam, 31, Seattle, US

“I lived 30 glorious years of my life without a hint of mental illness, although it runs deep in my family (my sister had schizoaffective…

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Courtney, 23, New York, US

“I have bipolar disorder. For as long as I can remember I’ve struggled with depression, anxiety, mania, and mixed episodes. I always played victim to…

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Allie, 26, Australia

“I have suffered miserably with mental illness since early teens. I’ve been told by all the women in my family “it’s nothing, why is there…

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