Month: May 2016

Speak Out: Tinky’s Story

“Abuse is something I’ve been through in different ways almost all my life. I guess it started when I was 15. I was dating a guy for about 6 months who I met at a party. When I was younger I partied a lot!…

Being An Advocate How You Can Is Okay

So, my heart has wanted to do more for victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. I really wanted to be an on the scene victim advocate, and I even met with someone today to potentionally do a trial run of it. But, my…

Joyful Heart Foundation Revolution Gala

Tonight is the Joyful Heart Foundation JoyfulRevolution Gala and even though I cannot be there in person, my heart is full of joy. This foundation and Mariska Hargitay helped give me the strength to speak up, tell my story and be heard. Although I…

MHAM: Katie’s Story

I was introduced to the horrifying world of depression, anxiety, and the constant need to self harm at the age of 14. I just turned 28. I have come so far and I am able to work part time again. But, what a lot of people don’t realize is that most of the time, the little bit I’m out living a “normal” life, it can take all the strength I can muster and when I go home, all I want to do is be at home away from the world and work on my self care so I can go out and do it again.

Beth’s Story

“Life was hard growing up. The first people you learn to trust are your family but when they betray you in a horrible way nothing feels like it can ever be ok. This is my life. I was born in the 80s when technology…

MHAM: Jamie’s Story

My dear friend has agreed to let me share her story with you for Mental Health Awareness Month. ************************** “I grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in an area referred to as the Copper Country. I was in 6th grade when it…

MHAM: Ashley’s Story

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month and I’m going to be sharing stories as they come to me. This is my best friend Ashley’s Story. ************** Speak Out: Ashley’s Story “Hello, my name is Ashley and I am 19 years old. I am writing to…