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MEDIA

May

18


2021

Kasey T.’s Story

Content Advisory: Please note the following content can be directly or indirectly related to content about mental health, depression, suicide, and or self-harm. Throughout the course of my life, I have been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, social anxiety disorder, major depression, alcohol use disorder (severe) and cocaine use disorder (moderate). These conditions persisted […]

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Apr

30


2021

Andrew M.’s Story

Content Advisory: Please note the following content can be directly or indirectly related to content about mental health, depression, suicide, and or self-harm. My mental health journey started in the middle of high school. After suffering a multitude of sports injuries and surgeries that left me sidelined from my friends and activities I loved, I […]

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Apr

20


2021

Zoe W.’s Story

    Content Advisory: Please note the following content can be directly or indirectly related to topics about mental health, depression, suicide, and or self-harm.   Growing up, sports have always been my passion. It is what I loved to do. Looking back now, I realize that when I was young, my anxiety presented itself […]

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Apr

6


2021

Elizabeth S.’s Story

Content Advisory: Please note the following content can be directly or indirectly related to topics about mental health, depression, suicide, and or self-harm. It’s five months into quarantine and I can’t stop crying. Some might call it depression. I call it waking up to oppression. Waking up to the ways I’ve internalized oppression, waking up […]

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Mar

11


2021

Starre C.’s Story

Content Advisory: Please note the following content can be directly or indirectly related to topics about mental health, depression, suicide, and or self-harm. I’ve experienced two major depressive episodes in my life. One in 2016, when I returned to the states from living in Oaxaca, Mexico for a year and the other at the end […]

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Mar

5


2021

Jared C.’s Story

Content Advisory: Please note the following content can be directly or indirectly related to topics about mental health, depression, suicide, and or self-harm. From age sixteen to eighteen I suffered from melancholic depression. I was never diagnosed for it because I never went to see a doctor, but just from doing simple google searches and […]

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Mar

2


2021

Chloe S.’s Story

Content Advisory: Please note the following content can be directly or indirectly related to topics about mental health, depression, suicide, and or self-harm.   Depression is isolating.   When I was 17, I used to go on walks whenever I was sad.  On days when the sadness felt unbearable, I would walk down to the […]

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Feb

15


2021

Ben R.’s Story

Content Advisory: Please note the following content can be directly or indirectly related to topics about mental health, depression, suicide, and or self-harm.   The Gift of a Story by Ben Romberg   As someone who has experienced depression and anxiety for their whole life, I know the tremendous struggle it takes to function on […]

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Jan

26


2021

Chris F.’s Story

Content Advisory: Please note the following content can be directly or indirectly related to topics about mental health, depression, suicide, and or self-harm.   Mama’s Boy Makes It Home by Chris Ferguson   On my journey with bipolar disorder, pits seemingly without bottoms marked my descent into a cascade of unfettered despair. Though the rampant […]

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Jan

26


2021

Dan V.’s Story

Content Advisory: Please note the following content can be directly or indirectly related to topics about mental health, depression, suicide, and or self-harm.   The Music of Mental Illness by Dan Victor   It was 1999. I was laying in bed drunk, stoned and miserably depressed. I had lost my will to live, exhausted from […]

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Jan

25


2021

Emily D.’s Story

Content Advisory: Please note the following content can be directly or indirectly related to topics about mental health, depression, suicide, and or self-harm.   My mental health journey started at the end of 2018. I was in a toxic relationship with my now ex, and I was severely depressed, unhappy, lost and lonely. I felt […]

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Jan

18


2021

Kimmy H.’s Story

Content Advisory: Please note the following content is directly or indirectly related to topics about depression, suicide, and self-harm.   I am a self-taught, stumbling along and learning as I go artist. After six years, four majors (none art-related) at two different schools I ended up with a career in bartending. I have always been […]

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Jan

6


2021

Sophie D.’s Story

  Content Advisory: Please note the following content is directly or indirectly related to topics about depression, suicide, and self-harm.   I Am Me. I thought a lot about what it would mean to create something with true deep personal meaning. that goes beyond just creating jewelry with a slogan that I hope people relate […]

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Sep

9


2020

Dominic P.’s Story

  “What we have here in this room is so special and it’s not something that many people have the privilege to be a part of. It’s meaning is unique to each and every one of us, and for me it was an outlet to cope with the challenges I was facing. What ultimately helped […]

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Aug

28


2020

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Depression

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is one of the most prevalent disorders in the US and globally that is both under-diagnosed and under-treated. This burden is heaviest on under-treated minority populations (source). While minority populations are less likely to suffer from acute episodes of Major Depressive Disorder than Caucasians, they are more likely to suffer from […]

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Aug

28


2020

Smitha R.’s Story

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to go into a field where I can directly help people. As I became older, I grew more passionate about mental health. I found it fascinating, yet underlooked. Vital, but stigmatized. I knew I wanted to help those who were affected by mental illnesses and […]

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Aug

27


2020

Peer Support and Reducing Hospitalizations

Recently, there has been a great expansion in the development of peer support services for adults with mental illnesses. Peer support is a promising new resource for people facing the challenge of living with a mental illness. This is especially important in pertinent to psychiatric hospitalizations as it has been observed that people with recurring […]

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Aug

27


2020

Peer vs. Clinical Support

Peer support has become an increasingly popular source of help for individuals with mental illnesses. While the main type of peer support comes from people who have themselves suffered with mental illness, peer support can also be beneficial when coming from friends who may not have gone through similar struggles.  Peer support and clinical support […]

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Aug

27


2020

An Intro to Peer Support

Peer support has long been a valuable avenue in the mental health field. It has been found in inpatient facilities, day centres, and in service user groups. The core of peer support is finding that you are not alone in your experiences. This awareness that develops through peer support can lead to reassurance, hope, and […]

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Aug

27


2020

Peer Support through Social Media

Social media has become an increasingly popular outlet for people suffering with mental health challenges. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, allow people to share their experiences as well as receive advice from others with similar mental health conditions. We believe that online peer-to-peer support can be very beneficial for those with mental health […]

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Jul

15


2020

Angela K.’s Story

“I sunk into a hole for months. I cried nightly, I isolated myself from all my friends and family, I used training to console my grief until it turned into self-punishment, and above all, I hated myself…”

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Jun

24


2020

Zeb C.’s Story

As long as I can remember, I’ve been gay. There has never been a moment where I wasn’t gay. In fact, I rarely thought about my sexuality as different until I am reminded by someone else that I’m gay.

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Jun

17


2020

Beth E.’s Story

On the 13th November 2019, I swallowed several handfuls of pills in attempt to end my life. But before you read on, I want to let you know that this is a story of hope. If you are looking for a sign to hold on today, this is it. It’s not time to give up.

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May

30


2020

Steph T.’s Story

Two years ago, I was approached by a man who claimed to be an Uber driver. I accepted the ride but unfortunately, this man was not an Uber driver; I was raped and assaulted. 

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May

25


2020

Nick B.’s Story

When I was 18, my dad was arrested for a white-collar crime. At the time, I was living in Michigan, unaware of my family’s struggles back home in New York. On my birthday, my dad posted bail…

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May

11


2020

Zoe S.’s Story

On November 23, 2017, I received this sweet text from my friend, completely at random but quite sweet nonetheless. However, with Thanksgiving being a day away, I didn’t think anything of it…

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Dec

30


2019

Why I Started TAD

I never saw this coming. This lifelong friend of mine had succeeded in all areas of his life and seemingly on track to achieve great things. He was the last person I would have suspected to be questioning his own life.

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