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.

Explaining Therapy to Your Immigrant Parents

Explaining Therapy to Your Immigrant Parents

Talk about Breaking Taboo, right? Perhaps it’s the case that most parents don’t quite understand therapy and all that it has to offer, but immigrant parents are particularly averse to the concept of talk therapy. Maybe it’s tradition, maybe it’s misconceptions, or...

My Mental Health Journey

My Mental Health Journey

My mental health journey begun when I was 16 years old. At nearly 24 a harsh reality I've faced is that the journey is nowhere near complete, but I've learnt so much along the way so far that I know I can use to help myself in times of need. I had a very normal...

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Leaving Comfort for Peace

Leaving Comfort for Peace

How many people have you met that were very comfortable but unpeaceful? Probably a few. How many have you met that were peaceful but uncomfortable? The latter is probably a harder image to conjure up. Most of us live as if the unpredictable nature of life was a...

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Taking Care of Myself

Taking Care of Myself

This is Part 6, the final article in a series of personal articles detailing what it is like to be a caretaker for Bipolar disorder, titled "Outside Looking In" Read Part 1 here Caring for a loved one with a mental health diagnosis is more than a full-time job. It’s a...

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Helping Children

Helping Children

This is Part 4 of a series titled "Outside Looking In" Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Read Part 3 Every couple dealing with a mental health diagnosis has to wrestle with the question of children. Can the parent with the mental health diagnosis contribute to parenting? Can...

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