“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 […]
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 […]
Social media has become an increasingly popular outlet for people suffering with mental health challenges. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, allow people to share their experiences as well as receive advice from others with similar mental health conditions. We believe that online peer-to-peer support can be very beneficial for those with mental health […]
“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…”
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.
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…