Stories

Arden, Age 41

The following content may contain information about mental health and/or other related material which may be triggering. Reader discretion is advised. Story Submission by Arden, Age 41 Let me take you back to 2005 while I was stationed in the Marine Corp over in Okinawa, Japan. I was going through a rough time in my…

Dennis, Age 36

The following content may contain information about mental health and/or other related material which may be triggering. Reader discretion is advised. Story Submission by Dennis, Age 36 I am not too good with words, but here is how cars saved my life and brought me to where I am today. It all started in 2001…

Amber, Age 25

The following content may contain information about mental health and/or other related material which may be triggering. Reader discretion is advised. Story Submission by Amber, Age 25 I always knew I had mild anxiety. I felt like I could always control it when I felt it came creeping up again. Recently, everything came crashing down….

Ben, Age 23

The following content may contain information about depression, anxiety, self-harm and/or other related material which may be triggering. Reader discretion is advised. Story Submission by Ben, Age 23 My life once was quite normal and I felt like I was making a good progress in life then things started getting rough. I lost the job…

Jono, Age 24

The following content may contain information about depression, anxiety, self-harm and/or other related material which may be triggering. Reader discretion is advised. Story Submission by Jono, Age 24 I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety for a long time. Four year’s ago my grandmother passed away from cancer and my girlfriend at the time left me….

Darren, Age 21

The following content may contain information about depression, anxiety, self-harm and/or other related material which may be triggering. Reader discretion is advised. Story Submission by Darren, Age 21 I’ve always struggled a little in tense situations and didn’t handle crowds very well. In tough situations I’d run; I couldn’t handle it and I had to…

Tim, Age 30

The following content may contain information about depression, anxiety, self-harm and/or other related material which may be triggering. Reader discretion is advised. Story Submission by Tim, Age 30 Growing up I always thought there was something wrong with me. I would always ask my parents if there was something wrong with me; if I was…

Anonymous, Age 21

The following content may contain information about depression, anxiety, self-harm and/or other related material which may be triggering. Reader discretion is advised. Story Submission by Anonymous, Age 21 I was only 14 the first time I tried to drown myself. When I grew older, I started to understand that no matter how much you wanted…

Anonymous, Age 29

The following content may contain information about depression, anxiety, self-harm and/or other related material which may be triggering. Reader discretion is advised. Story Submission by Anonymous, Age 29 Cars have always been a huge part of my life. Growing up around the Aussie V8 I was hooked. Mum said I used to stand there watching…

Anonymous, Age 20

The following content may contain information about depression, anxiety, self-harm and/or other related material which may be triggering. Reader discretion is advised. Story Submission by Anonymous, Age 20 I’ll start straight off the bat with the unfortunate reality: If you’re looking for a story of triumph over mental illness then stop reading because this isn’t…

Anonymous, Age 24

The following content may contain information about depression, anxiety, self-harm and/or other related material which may be triggering. Reader discretion is advised. Story Submission by Anonymous, Age 24 I never knew what Cars For Hope was until today. I’d seen the sticker float around at car meets and the occasional pop-ups on Facebook. As a…

Eleanor, Age 22

The following content may contain information about depression, anxiety, self-harm and/or other related material which may be triggering. Reader discretion is advised. Story Submission by Eleanor, Age 22 They say depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer. It’s like you can see everyone around you breathing when…