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… Continue reading Kasey T.’s Story

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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… Continue reading Andrew M.’s Story

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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… Continue reading Zoe W.’s Story

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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… Continue reading Elizabeth S.’s Story

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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… Continue reading Starre C.’s Story

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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… Continue reading Jared C.’s Story

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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… Continue reading Chloe S.’s Story

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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… Continue reading Ben R.’s Story

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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… Continue reading Chris F.’s Story

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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… Continue reading Dan V.’s Story

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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… Continue reading Emily D.’s Story

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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… Continue reading Kimmy H.’s Story

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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… Continue reading Sophie D.’s Story

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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… Continue reading Dominic P.’s Story

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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… Continue reading Smitha R.’s Story

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…”

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.

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.

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. 

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…

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…

Jack M.’s Story

I was shocked, confused, and above all, angry that I didn’t recognize the signs well enough to see it coming. A scholar and collegiate athlete, from the outside looking in, my friend looked as normal and as healthy as anyone…

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.