Speaking Up Helps Break The Stigma of Mental Health.

Tell your story. Be part of the solution. Help others know that they are not alone.

Reach out. It’s life changing when you discover people care.

I was bullied during middle school. I didn’t have many friends to defend me and the time I needed my best friend the most, she wasn’t there for me. I found myself…

Amazing Grace

My child’s mental illness made me a better person. His struggles and other’s reaction to it, have created in me compassion, empathy, and a strong desire to combat…

Living a Happy, Healthy, & Rewarding Life Style

I work with children who have been abused. They were targets because they have mental illnesses. One child, age 11, came forward and helped convict a faculty worker for…

She hugged me and said “I can’t! I can’t take this!

My cousin committed suicide last year because of a lot of things we had been facing. As it was, she had a lot of trouble expressing how she truly felt and would cut and…

I help to raise awareness

I was a child living with depression and suicidal thoughts. I was never a troublemaker as a child or teenager. I was the quiet one. I slept in school, never turned in my…

It broke my heart...

It broke my heart to see my 2 year old grandson traumatized by whatever he had been thru while under the care of his father who was addicted to heroin. My grandson was…

Love and Affection

When we adopted our son he had been affected negatively by his prior experiences and we saw how traumatized he had been. But with lots of love and affection he blossomed…

So many kids are hurting in the juvenile system

Working with children in the juvenile system has opened my eyes to mental health and how many people, especially kids, are affected. A child may get arrested on a burglary…

There are good days and bad days

I deal with the mental illness of my child every day. There are good days and bad days, but each is a conscience effort to battle the bad and appreciate the good. My story…

He is my treasure

I always sensed there was something “off.” At 3 years old he would have these fits of rage or laughing spells. It just seemed like he had a harder time regulating his…

Just another hurdle

I am a single mom of 6. Three of my children were adopted. Two of the children have mental health issues. They have both been on medication for their disorders since…

The officers who saved my son

My son had been dealing with depression and mood disorder for several months. He was only 13 years old. As parents, we tried everything. We have taken trips to the ER,…

Love for a brother

My brother was a chronic schizophrenic most of his life—from the time he was a teen until the day he died in 2003, at age 44. My family would always take him places…

We have to be the advocates for our children

I am the mother of an 18 year old daughter who has bipolar disorder and a 15 year old daughter who has depression. I also have depression. (Notice that we have the…

Struggling in Silence

Both my daughters ages 19 and 21 were diagnosed with anxiety and depression at the ages of 15 and 16. They struggled in silence, but eventually opened up to me and got the…