Alyssa, 18, US

“I’ve battled with mental illness ever since I can remember. I have an extreme panic disorder and deal with bipolar, along with anorexia and terrible self-image. I have been hospitalized 3 times, put in an eating disorder program for 4 months, and have dealt with self-harm and suicidal thoughts for 5 years. this has made life such a difficult ride. There have been nights where I didn’t know if I’d wake up the next morning or not. Through my faith and treatment, I’ve been able to understand what I deal with and understand that I am a human. I am … Continue reading Alyssa, 18, US

Debbie, 49, UK

“I have suffered from panic disorder since I was 4 years old. I suffered in silence for many years thinking I’m going to die or be put away… I have PTSD and OCD, my mind races… I take meds to help slow my thoughts down. I am a licensed Massage Therapist. I have noticed healing in many ways, mostly by opening up and helping others. I love my job and what I do as I help in many ways through therapy. I have a beautiful daughter who understands me..even at her young teenage years. I can spot someone by their … Continue reading Debbie, 49, UK

Katlin, 32, Arizona, US

“I’m a homemaker, and I live with Rapid Cycling Bipolar I Disorder, Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia, PTSD, fibromyalgia and chronic migraines. Vadim is my husband. He is also 32, a high school teacher, and lives with Major Depressive Disorder. We have been married for over 3 years now. Our illnesses are challenging because my husband comes from a family that does not believe in mental illness and my very supportive family lives many states away. But we do not let our illnesses define us or stop us in anything that we do. One big piece of advice that we have … Continue reading Katlin, 32, Arizona, US

Adam, 33, Cheshire, UK

“I suffer from some rather interesting mental health disorders (panic disorder, GAD, depression) that have changed the way I live my life. I’m 33 now and live with my wife and baby daughter in Cheshire. I currently produce a YouTube channel called “Vlog Therapy” documenting my mental health, sharing tips and techniques on how to deal with and improve your mental health as well as raising awareness and removing the stigma attached to mental health. My channel is supported by a new and innovative, forward thinking UK mental health charity called Anxious Minds. I work closely with the charity and … Continue reading Adam, 33, Cheshire, UK