Can you believe it’s already been two years!? So much has changed in this time! I’ve accomplished more than I would’ve ever imagine was possible and have been so privileged to have so many wonderful opportunities thanks to this blog Continue reading “CELEBRATING 2 YEARS OF MH STORIES”
If you feel like you’re at risk please call 999 ( UK) & 911 (America) If you’re feeling suicidal, are self-harming or you need just someone to talk to please call these helplines; Samaritans– They have a national helpline which … Continue reading Reaching out for help is a sign of strength
“I struggle with BPD, PTSD and anxiety. Continue reading “Brittany, 22, US”
“I have suffered from PTSD, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety for many years. Continue reading “Philip, 52, 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 was officially diagnosed with severe depression at the age of 10. With Bipolar at the age of 19.
“I was 16 when I had my first depressed episode, 17 when I had my first manic episode, and 18 when I tried to end my life. Now at 37, I am the Clinical Director at a PTSD Center and a psychotherapist working with bipolar disorder. None of this would have fallen into place without medication, therapy, and a lot of self-awareness. Continue reading “Daniel, 37, Illinois, 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 attended Pace University for my undergraduate studies and received my MBA in Marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business in 1991. I have traveled extensively and lived in New York City, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.
Due to my bipolar disorder, events led to me serving a 70-month federal prison sentence for securities fraud between MCC Chicago and FCI Danbury, Connecticut. I have dedicated my life to the animal rescue via www.thecrittercrusade.com. I now live with my boyfriend and many animals on a farm in a small country town in central Virginia.
In 2013, I self-published my memoir Continue reading “Christine, 47, 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 birth of my daughter triggered my bipolar symptoms. Continue reading “Krista, 38, 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 disorder and committed suicide in 2002).
Life wasn’t always easy, but I considered myself incredibly fortunate to have an amazing wife and three beautiful children.
But everything changed in April of 2014 Continue reading “Adam, 31, Seattle, US”