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Stigma Fighters : Meghan Carvalho

This short story is about not being a prisoner to mental illness. I myself suffer from mental illness (bipolar depression) and it has been a year and a half since I attempted to take my own life. Every day is a struggle and our illness should not hold us back from living the lives we [...]

Stigma Fighters : Bridget

I finished this today and I wanted to share it with you. It's kinda the easiest way to tell you or others how I feel. Imagine yourself Alone in your head You're hanging, dangling From a silver thread Empty, alone With the monsters within Internally screaming You just want to give in Now imagine that's [...]

Stigma Fighters : Gary Tidwell

Broken Healer – My Story of Pain and Restoration I chose that name for this article because this is My Story. I’ll share my own struggle and pain, but thankfully it does not end there. I share how I have been blessed to overcome them to become who I am now and finally where I [...]

By |2015-09-08T16:29:18-08:00September 14th, 2015|Categories: Brave People, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters : Mike Fierro

There's been a lot of talk recently about the stigma of mental illness. There's only one way to erase a stigma, and that's by shining a light on individual stories. This is mine ... I have Bipolar Disorder. I first showed signs of the disease in my teens, but wasn't diagnosed until last year. Don't [...]

By |2015-09-08T15:07:08-08:00September 11th, 2015|Categories: Bipolar, Brave People, Mood, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Stigma Fighters : Nicole Lyons

My Survival Story In the midst of one the worst depressive episodes I had ever endured I made the decision to end my life. I was meticulous in the details and in the execution of my plan. Depression told me that I was worthless, a failure in all aspects of my life. Repeating poor choice [...]

Stigma Fighters : Phoebe Pummarachai

My story is like any other book in an enormous library. Kept for records, collecting dust, sitting in an isolated nook in a forgotten corner. I'm not trying to downplay my struggles. I know that every story has its purpose. It's measure of influence on lives and society. But I also don't want to come [...]

Stigma Fighters : DeAndra

I have struggled with depression for many years. Growing up, I was always bullied and abused by people in and out of my family. I had low self esteem and always thought the worst. I had really bad anxiety, depression, etc. Freshman year, I moved to South Carolina where I thought things would get better. [...]

Stigma Fighters : Michelle Lee Gagnon

THE SURVIVOR EXCERPT #1 One day you see it from the outside. It breaks you and everyone else it touches. Broken is the only word to describe it, because the people are never the same people again. Their lives have been forever altered and they can never go back to who they once were. Life [...]

Stigma Fighters : Meghan Shultz

When you're a teenager one of the last places you expect to end up is on the psychiatric unit of a hospital. Yet that's where I found myself one day when I was 15. My Mother and I had gotten to the emergency department at the city hospital pretty late at night from what I [...]

Stigma Fighters : Erica Schwartz

“How did I get here?” It’s a question I used to obsess over, feeling distraught over what I felt were the world’s standards for my age versus what I had actually accomplished at that point in time. I grieved how much I felt was stolen from me because of my mental illness and wondered if [...]