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Dear Annabel,

I remember the day my phone rang. I was on the train on my way home from university. I had received a few messages from my friend Annabel. But there was one message from her that really stood out. The way I see it is everyone is asking me to push through all of this…

TED TALK: No Health Without Mental Health

Denny Morrison challenges three commonly held but irrational beliefs about behavioral health care: First, that having a mental illness or addiction is a stigma. “To compare ‘having a bad day’ to major depression,” he says, “is a bit like comparing a paper cut to an amputation.” Second, that the body and mind are two different…

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Anonymous, Age 27

Story Submission by Anonymous, Age 27 There are so many blogs and stories out there of people suffering through depression and suicidal thoughts. So many stories I’ve read and terrified myself with how much I can relate to, scrolled through comments and thought to myself, “Okay – so I’m not the only one.” But where…

Kimmie, Age 18

Story Submission by Kimmie, Age 18 I used to wake up every morning and wonder if there was any point in getting out of bed and starting the day I had ahead of me. I avoided social situations and had self-image issues. I was scared of everything and didn’t want to live my life anymore….

Tracey, Age 25

Story Submission by Tracey, Age 25 I’ve suffered depression since I was 15. From my diagnosis until I was 18 years old, I did everything I possibly could to ease my emotional pain. I found that causing physical pain to myself gave me a release, albeit only very little. I fell in love when I…

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