» How Mindfulness and Therapy Has Helped Cure My Anxiety
16/09/20 17:36 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I started experiencing panic attacks when I was 15 years old. I wasn’t sure what was happening. I was too scared to tell my parents what I was experiencing. I remember looking in the mirror and not remembering what kind of person I once ...

» Rock Bottom and the Climb Out ***Trigger Warning: Trauma and Abuse***
16/09/20 15:12 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
Last year I hit my absolute rock bottom.  I had been triggered by multiple deaths the year before and death is a huge trigger for me, but I did not recognize that until it was too late.  In the span of six months I lost my favorite aunt,...

» *Trigger Warning*
15/09/20 15:12 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I push my palms into my ears and squeeze my eyes shut. My thoughts are locked away somewhere deep: all of me is trapped in my aching chest, pressing against the inside of my ribcage, heavy against my bones. I’m coiled tightly into ...

» David Lynch is After Me
15/09/20 12:48 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
All of this is taken from my book of the same name which goes into this into much more detail, but here’s the short story of my first manic episode: It started around December 17, 2017. I wrote a journal entry that I believed that I migh...

» BIPOLAR
08/09/20 15:12 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I am Bipolar and need to educate my husband who has a diagnosis of depression. 

» I have dealt with mental illness all my life as the road hasn’t been easy. Having 3 hospitalizations...
08/09/20 12:48 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I have dealt with mental illness all my life as the road hasn’t been easy. Having 3 hospitalizations before I was 15 wasn’t easy as I had an abusive natural father and an alcoholic stepfather who’s alcoholism was denied by his youngest d...

» Ms
04/09/20 17:36 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I Am a 61 yr old woman who has dealt with mental health issues all my life. Sometimes life just becomes too hard for me. I try to navigate the systems that are there to assist us but when I am in a downward spiral my brain does not think...

» Saving Raquel
04/09/20 15:12 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
I don’t know even where to start.  I have a thirty five year old daughter who has been missing for 4 years by her choice.  The only contact has been by text and usually paranoid horrible text, but I figured anything was better than nothi...

» Hi my name is Ashley I’m 23 years old and I have schizoaffective bipolar type and Dissociative...
04/09/20 12:48 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
Hi my name is Ashley I’m 23 years old and I have schizoaffective bipolar type and Dissociative dissociative identity disorder I was Diagnosed last year in December I hear Voices 24/7 they say things on what I’m doing and what I’m talking...

» Finding Peace
04/09/20 10:24 from NAMI - You are Not Alone
My name is Kielyn. I am a 37 year old African American female. I am a wife and mother to 4 wonderful children and I was diagnosed with OCD, anxiety, eating disorder, and bipolar depression. Accepting my diagnoses has always been a challe...

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