Texanna share her story of living with Depression and Anxiety
Melinda shares her experience of life living with postpartum depression.
Jacob shares his story living with chronic depression. Warning: This episode has not been edited for language and therefore is explicit.
Amy discusses her changing reality in college when her diagnosis came into to view. Initially dealing with her anxiety in a healthy way. Later on she would fall into avoidant coping mechanisms. This lead to a physical manifestation, she used this reality to point her back to healthier options.
Matt discusses his story going through adolescence with changing and uncertain diagnoses. Going into college unsure of how to handle his own thoughts and unclear on where to go. Learning that addressing his illness head on has allowed his to live the life he wants.
Keaton discusses his rapid diagnosis and coming to terms with treatment over the years. After his 5th hospitalization he was left wondering if the was any hope of success but thankfully encountered a doctor who would listen to what he had to say. Today he has been stable for 4 years and continues a successful treatment schedule.
Andrew discusses his story of accepting that help may come in unexpected forms. Initially feeling that the help via the secular world was rejecting his faith. Currently he does not officially have a diagnosis but he has started seeking professional help and is thankful for where he is at today.
Cayleigh discusses her story of growing up in a supportive environment and still being thrown off when her diagnosis came. Though Initially feeling like a failure and hiding from her close network, she later learned is it okay to share, and that there is support in being open.
Sio discusses his challenges — and his success — in eventually embracing his true self, including his journey through trauma, depression, his Asperger’s diagnosis, and his recognition of his gender identity.
Jef shares his story of living with major depressive disorder (MDD). From experiencing self-harm as a troubled adolescent and attempting to find meaning in unhealthy relationships, to discovering a love of learning that gave him purpose and hope for the future — Jef’s journey is about accepting the fight and finding value in helping others.