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.