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Hanna Holmes

**Trigger warning: suicide attempt** I was 18 and sitting in the bathtub; now cold. I had just received a text from my then partner reading “I am walking on eggshells with you. You are so passionate I'm not sure what it is or what to call it, but I don’t think I can give you [...]

Emily Berg

My first depression hit in high school after a major car accident. The day I returned to school, there was a fire alarm and I had excruciating pain due to my concussion. I isolated, but thought I'd get through once I got to college and could start a new life. I didn't know that more [...]

Reggie

I was told very often from family and I would say friends but I have no friends...my illness causes me to be isolated and lonely. Nevertheless, I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia & bipolar disorder, yet I was still unconvinced of what I was enduring until I saw others with similarities and I had the [...]

Alistair

My girlfriend and I have been together for quite a while and I'm proposing soon. It's going very well and we're very happy, but both of us are traumatized, and continuing to be so due to where we live, and that can cause some issues. Here's a little insight on the problems caused by two [...]

Takoda

I have struggled with my mental health for as long as I can remember. Even as a little kid in kindergarten panic would take over and I'd run out of the cafeteria in a panic, scared of the noise and the people. It only got worse with age and constant bullying. By the age of [...]

Yasemin Karisma

After withdrawing from the college of my choice in a state of depression, I returned home and experienced depersonalization. It felt like I was in a Snoopy cartoon where the adults were talking but it sounded like nonsense. In other words, my body felt disconnected from the my mind, my brain and my emotions. I [...]

Theo Karantsalis

Show me a psychotic child and I will write you a tragedy. "Your boy is sick," the fire chief said. "And very dangerous." No one had ever laughed when shown photos of burned bodies. Teachers, however, praised the unkempt loner who rode a skateboard, wore tie-dyed jeans, and excelled in mathematics, philosophy, and foreign languages. [...]

Matjaz

*Trigger Warning: Suicide* I was admitted to the psychiatric hospital for the first time when I was 20 years old. It came after a long period of severe anorexia and malnutrition, progressive dysfunctionality and decline in my physical and mental health. What I didn't know back then, I'm 30 now, was that it's not because [...]

Tanya Contois

My mental illness feels like a sucking black hole most of the time. On a good day I feel like I have something pressing down on my chest, making it hard for me to breath. That’s my panic attacks. The sucking black hole is my major depressive disorder and agoraphobia. I have suffered with mental [...]

Tiziano Brignoli

Thinking back to my childhood, I believe that even back then there were obvious signs of what I insist on calling “a restless mind.” I remember always being a very agitated child, in my head mostly, and this has persisted into adulthood. When I was a child, gradually more and more, I distanced myself from [...]