Personal Story: My Coping Skills

by Courtney Maupin I strongly believe that everyone can receive help from the use of positive coping skills. My diagnosis requires that the majority of my treatment is the use of coping skills; some are incorporated into my daily routine and some are only used on those really bad days. I created a personal daily … Continue reading Personal Story: My Coping Skills

Personal Story: All Things Can Be Good

The voices in my head were real and kept getting louder. They were the sounds of many aliens all talking at once. Though I could not understand the words, I understood the harsh ridiculing tone in which these outer space beings spoke. The voices continued to taunt louder. Fear began to take control. Instinctively, I … Continue reading Personal Story: All Things Can Be Good

Personal Story: Don’t Call Me Crazy

by Robert Spencer   In the light of recent events, there has been a lot of focus on mental illness and it hasn’t been positive. Studies have shown that people living with mental illness are far more likely to be the victims of violent crimes than the perpetrators, but that doesn’t stop some in society … Continue reading Personal Story: Don’t Call Me Crazy

Personal Story: All Things Can Be Good

The voices in my head were real and kept getting louder. They were the sounds of many aliens all talking at once. Though I could not understand the words, I understood the harsh ridiculing tone in which these outer space beings spoke. The voices continued to taunt louder. Fear began to take control. Instinctively, I … Continue reading Personal Story: All Things Can Be Good

Personal Story: Celebrating Life During Life

by Melody Nolan, M.S. I can still hear my 4-year-old brother, John, singing, “Love is something if you give it away, you end up having more!” I can also still hear the phone nearly 25 years later. I was in the depths of depression, so I didn’t answer. It kept ringing. I finally answered. “Melody? I’ve … Continue reading Personal Story: Celebrating Life During Life