Stigma Fighters

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Adrian Fletcher (She/Her)

Hi, my name is Adrian Fletcher. I am a psychologist, trauma therapist, consultant, speaker, and writer. I live with both Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) formally known as Multiple Personality Disorder. In 2017 after an attempt at my own life I spent time in a psychiatric hospital and residential treatment facility. [...]

Waylon Griswold

*Trigger Warning - Suicide* Hello everyone my name is Waylon Griswold I'm currently 24 years old. I currently struggle with depression and chronic post traumatic stress disorder. Before i start with my story i wanna say I'm lucky to be here sharing it with you and this is my first time sharing it. I woke [...]

Aubrey Henry

Everyone experiences failure at some point in life, and everyone handles it differently. In the past, I have not dealt with my failure in a productive way. I have responded with anger, frustration, and giving up. When I find things hard I lose motivation and think I am not good enough or that I'm incapable [...]

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Yonder Grey

The Franciscan By Yonder Grey When you are confirmed Catholic, the roles for you change in life. Even if you throw a fit about the Catholic church, faith in the church becomes a game of bones or hoping the pregnancy test comes back negative. At 15, confirmation classes bombarded me with all the liturgy, all [...]

Charles Mark (aka Chuck Marks)

Hello, My story is not unique, unfortunately. So many young boys are brutalized by family members and go on to live in chasms of despair, confusion and self-hate unnecessarily. Silence is a killer. Victims must feel free to speak up without fear of reprisal or subjugation. My abuse was at the hands of my father [...]

Sean Rodgers

Family members are often told that the refusal to take psychiatric medication is an irrational reaction driven by their loved one’s mental health symptoms. The term anosognosia, a mystifyingly long and obscure bit of medical verbiage, is often employed. Anosognosia is a word used to describe a lack of insight. Insight is the understanding that [...]

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 [...]


I was told very often from family and I would say friends but I have no 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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]