I always wonder, "What if?" What if I was born without a mental illness?
Are You a Victim or a Survivor?
Something bad has happened to you. It could have been an accident, abuse, an illness, a violent crime or something else. It's over, the "incident" has passed. But if and how well you move forward all depends on your reaction and your attitude. Will you be a victim? Or will you be a survivor? First, … Continue reading Are You a Victim or a Survivor?
My First Time …
The title for this post may be a bit misleading. Mainly because I didn't give you much context. But this post is about my first time reaching out to someone about my mental illness. Now I've written about my story in regards to my mental health struggles, which you can read here. But I never … Continue reading My First Time …
#WeAllHaveAStory | LizZ’s Story
Six years ago my life changed dramatically. It was instantaneous in the sense that I hadn't been paying attention closely enough over the last year or so to notice. One day on my bus ride to work, I had my first attack. It was an insane feeling I just couldn't shake. For the first time … Continue reading #WeAllHaveAStory | LizZ’s Story
#WeAllHaveAStory | The Boy With No Song
Dipon was a kid with a flair for music. He picked up songs from his father. He also enjoyed different genres of music on television and music player. He tried singing and was encouraged by his family. Especially his brother would encourage him to sing. The singing continued in front of family and some relatives … Continue reading #WeAllHaveAStory | The Boy With No Song
They say Friday the 13th can be unlucky. But I regard that day in 1997 as the exact opposite. That was the day when it seemed my world completely fell apart, but was actually the day I recognized my illness. For around a year I had no idea what was happening to me…why I felt … Continue reading Memorable Dates
#WeAllHaveAStory | Julie’s Story
Let's keep the #WeAllHaveAStory submissions coming! Today we share Julie's story! Enjoy! To look at me, I’m no different than any other Southern girl you’d encounter in the small Mississippi city of Brandon—I’m five-foot-four with dark brown hair down to my shoulders and hooded brown eyes, wearing brightly –colored clothes from Belk’s Department Store and … Continue reading #WeAllHaveAStory | Julie’s Story
#WeAllHaveAStory | Aden’s Story
To end the week, I thought we would share another story... Here is Aden's Story originally published in Zen Pencils! My name is Aden, and I’m a 23-year-old writer from Singapore. This is about the comic that saved my life. Your original adaptation of Invictus. As you may know, Singapore has mandatory military conscription. It … Continue reading #WeAllHaveAStory | Aden’s Story
#WeAllHaveAStory | Cindy’s Story
The series may not be continuing, but the fact that everyone has a story does not change. Here is Cindy's story! My father was diagnosed with schizophrenia when I was about 5 years old. My father's brother also received the same diagnosis. They were both in their early 20's. We did not have support groups … Continue reading #WeAllHaveAStory | Cindy’s Story
#WeAllHaveAStory | Amy’s Story
“Healing” has meant different things to me at various points in my life. As a child, healing took forever when I skinned my knee running around outside. As a teen, healing also meant crying on the phone to a friend when the “guy of my dreams” was taken. But “healing” took a completely new meaning … Continue reading #WeAllHaveAStory | Amy’s Story