Personal Stories

 
Personal stories are advantageous for others, their educational tools explaining how people live and cope with mental illness. It also gives them hope that recovery is possible!

We would appreciate it if you would take the time and share your story with us, whether it be you experiencing mental illness yourself or if you know a loved one or friend who lives with mental illness.

 

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A few of the personal stories you’ll read on this site:
 


How I Overcame My Childhood Trauma from Psychological Abuse

As a child, can you imagine trying to go to sleep next to a bomb? And then being threatened to not tell or you would be killed? That's what happened to me. As a young child, I was given a beautiful perfume bottle as a Christmas present — a perfume

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Life Finally Changed

My life, like everyone else’s, had its ups and downs. My brother and I would take turns spending weekends with both grandmothers’; go to church, to the library, do some baking and play games. We had the best time with them. While at home,

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Ron Ellis - Interview for Bell Let's Talk

Ron Ellis started out as a professional hockey player to speaker, now speaks about his personal experience with depression. Ron Ellis is remembered for his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs and member of the Team Canada hockey team. During

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Joanie Malarchuk - Interview

Joanie Malarchuk is wife of former NHL hockey player Clint Malarchuk. 28 years ago the then 27-year-old ice hockey goaltender, of the Buffalo Sabres, suffered one of the most gruesome injuries ever seen in professional sport. His throat cut by

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How do I cope with this?!

allinyourhead.co.uk   What do you do when a situation is the most positive of experiences, but your not equipped to deal with spot light or praise? I’ve mentally beat myself up for so many years now that I don’t know any different. I

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Stigmas or Superheros

allinyourhead.co.uk First of all, apologies as I haven’t written a blog for a while. It’s down to a few reasons, work family also, I have been reading a few blogs and social media (tweets, Facebook posts) . Everybody has their own unique way of

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Love vs. Love

Us caregiver’s take on the role of care-giving because we have to, because we want to, but most of all because we love someone who needs us to fulfill this role. I’m going to dive right in and state that sometimes I want to bang my head on the

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Are You Panicking Now?

During the years, I must admit…. Even though the panic/anxiety has been crippling and I would not wish it upon my worst enemy, there have been some stories to tell. I cringed at the time, but when we (I mean close friends and family) talk about it

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A Bipolar Life

Hi, today I want to talk about medication, mania, voices and finding the right doctor.. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder about a year ago.. I have been hearing voices for two years.. well I've been hearing them on and off.. depends on my

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It's Not Easy Quitting

http://www.allinyourhead.co.uk/   Giving in can be a hard option. I’ve read a load of quotes paragraphs even heard people say that ‘quitting is an easy way out’ I don’t see it that way at times, I think some people jump on a bandwagon and

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