community stories

Welcome to our community! Here you will find personal stories, articles, poems and other creative pieces by writers from all around the world.

Immerse yourself in these wonderful accounts of life and mental health, told from the point of view of caretakers, people who are going through it, people who are healing, and people just like you and me.

Because we all have a story, and we all have our own personal struggles and journeys. And we want you to know that it’s okay to.

Happy (and not-so-happy) Holiday Season

Happy (and not-so-happy) Holiday Season

When most people think about the holiday season, they think of positive things like quality timewith family, traditions, and good memories. They’ll say “Happy Holidays!” to friends andstrangers alike, and while the intention is usually good, they fail to realize...

Remain Hopeful

Remain Hopeful

A few years ago I tried taking my own life. I jumped 35 feet onto concrete. My brother took his own life when I was 21 so I already felt genetically dispositioned. Right before I jumped I remember thinking all this was too much. I felt I had the weight of the world on...

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A Week With Bipolar

A Week With Bipolar

drip drip drip drip The sound of my single serve coffee maker pours out a fresh cup this Monday morning. I start to write in my journal— a scale from 1 to 5. My therapist had me do this exercise ranking how I feel on any particular day; 1 being awful, 5 feeling like I...

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