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I Share Stories From the Mental Health World

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    Who to Blame?

    Hi everyone!!! My grammar is not so perfect  so please try not to laugh if my sentence sometimes.....u know what i mean!!! First of all, I've been wanting to start a diary or a journal about my life xperiences from childhood but too scared.Why? Too many reasons......I know...
    d5lilngels d5lilngels 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2007

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    Mental Health Community, a Real Contradiction In Itself

    Stigma, Predjudices and Discrimination runs rampant in the mental health community!  Professionals who you'd think would know better, who'd pocess Understanding, Compassion and Knowledge, yet are the worst offenders.  At least thats the experiance I have had in and...
    NewShoes NewShoes 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 5, 2007

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    Mental Health Community, a Real Contradiction In Itself

    Stigma, Predjudices and Discrimination runs rampant in the mental health community!  Professionals who you'd think would know better, who'd pocess Understanding, Compassion and Knowledge, yet are the worst offenders.  At least thats the experiance I have had in and...
    NewShoes NewShoes 46-50, F Sep 5, 2007

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    Ive Been In It For Eight Yrs Off N On

    And ive met so many interesting people . I lived in a treatment center for people with mental illness  And there was one instance where i went on a break to my moms house and i came back to the apartment and my roommate told me that one of our other roommates threatened to...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jan 2, 2008

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    One Of My Many Experiences

    this is a funny one i once broke into a house and took this golden goblin. i had a dream in which it attacked me and a voice said i had one chance to kill it. then i random;y started to belive that it was a horocrux out of harry potter and had to take it back to the residence...
    jhango09 jhango09 18-21, M Nov 12, 2009

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    Ashlygentle

    please read i have never been understood .warm regards ashly gentle
    ashlygentle ashlygentle 41-45, M Dec 11, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    So if you've been following my posts then you'll know that in the new year i will be starting a new youtube channel on mental health which I want to be very interactive with its...
    dansimpson40 dansimpson40 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am back amongst my EP friends after another extended absence and glad to be here. I chose "I Hate The Mental Health System" as the heading of my post because I am so discouraged...
    tulsateacher tulsateacher 41-45, F Nov 29

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    Hello lovely people. As you know, the mental health Youtube channel is starting January and it will be called "Plus Us Too". The facebook page is now up and running: www...
    dansimpson40 dansimpson40 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    The youtube channel is really coming together. We have 34 likes from 34 amazing people, we have the first two episodes written up, we have done an interview, we have emailed 2...
    dansimpson40 dansimpson40 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    There was one councellor I had to see. She was so rude and she also hated me intensely. The things she told me and how she treated me...I mean really.... I remember once being...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 25

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    The facebook page for Plus Us Too already got 23 likes in its first day! If you haven't been following my posts, Plus Us Too is a new Youtube channel which I'll be hosting which...
    dansimpson40 dansimpson40 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So a thought just popped into my head there and I was about that story where we as people are meant to embrace life. That's the main thing we should do in life is just do things...
    HelterSkelter1 HelterSkelter1 22-25, M Dec 1

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    I have personaliy disorder, anxiety and depression. I know that noone will ever love me and that i end up suffering more. I was hurt from my childhood to adulthood by many mean...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 Dec 8

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    This is an entire life of opposing the patriarchate, where you are always being called mentally ill, when you oppose it.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Nov 25

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    Sometimes giving pills to someone and tossing counselling at them is NOT an 'instant fix' I'm so sick of it. If I wanted to go off my tablets, I couldn't. Been on tablets since I...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 25

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    I removed all my stories and experiences since they removed my last 3! Good luck to those still writing I will only read and comment!
    marshall24 marshall24 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    Top 10: Proven Traits Men Desire In Women 10: Moderate neuroticism "Women suffer more from anxiety disorders than men do, and studies show that excessively anxious (or highly...
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F Nov 28

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    It sucks and its all about money
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 20

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    They basically ask you the same crap questions: "how does that make you feel?" "So what can I do to help you?" "What are you here for?" And all those other "preset" questions...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 25

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    If anyone wants to ask me anything about my experiences. Just ask. I've been in and out of services for 13 years.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 25

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    I think something is wrong with me, but I am not sure what. I won't make this long so here are a list of my problems - I hate relationships but get infatuated with managers...
    Alwaysundecided Alwaysundecided 22-25, F Dec 12

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    It's a real challenge every day to have a "normal" life. I have to walk a knifes edge so I don't get her upset or more depressed. She can't get anything done so I need to do the...
    Slasher57 Slasher57 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    How easy is it to leave a cult? For me personally, the answer is "not very." I pay close attention to the stories of those who have left a religious cult. I admit I am a little...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 8

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    Dr. Joseph Nicolosi explains the dynamics of bias against ex-gays The following essay “Why Gays Cannot Speak for Ex-gays” by Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D. is from the NARTH website...
    OnewithJC OnewithJC 36-40, F Dec 6

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    Again, excuse the awkward wordings to get around the censors, but it won't let me post this story without them. I was in one for six days in February, and then they forced me to...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 7

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    I had never thought growing up that things would play out this way. My family has always had problems, but what family doesn't? My brother has had schizophrenia for the last 5...
    TheHumanExperience TheHumanExperience 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    However the actions displayed are abnormal. There are many EP users with mental health on here and in reference to only the genuine sufferers I'm not sure if it possible but...
    blackinc blackinc 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    [Long] Hi, this might sound boring to some (part of what discourages me to go any further with these thoughts) but I want to make a really really really huge difference in the...
    lionsfrombirth lionsfrombirth 22-25, M 7 Responses Dec 9

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    Why do people who struggle with mental health not take their pills when they know they help ??? I don't get it !!! It's hard to watch and deal with the repercussions. I am...
    sunshinegirl76 sunshinegirl76 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 24

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    Did you know they can access medical info when running a background check? Including mental health records? I'm STILL awaiting the results so I can start the job I accepted on...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F Dec 3

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    I want discover things that I have only read about in books, seen on TV or heard about from others. I believe to would be amazing to witness some of the scenes you see from...
    TheSelectionBox TheSelectionBox 22-25 1 Response Dec 4

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    How I wish I could sleep in utter peace, silence, and dreams of pure, ivory, melodies that make me feel complete calmness? I wish for once in a while my mind would be peaceful when...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    Educational/Learning khanacademy.org - video lectures on just about any subject ted.com - lectures by smart people academicearth.org - classroom lectures freerice.com - expand...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    Mine also, I don't have any reason to hide my spanking experiences or anything else from the world
    HorseAngel33 HorseAngel33 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    "Unsung" My world is colored by shades of chords Beauty is all that I've left to live for Love has left me wanting more And my soul is singing its own score Walking to your beat...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Over half (54 percent) of American adults consume coffee each day, according to a survey by the National Coffee Association. It’s no surprise that such a popular beverage has a...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 6 Responses Dec 3

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    1. I live in Colorado 2. I use to live in Arkansas for 7 years 3. I listen to a lot of music 4. I've been to two European territories 5. I am allergic to a lot of foods 6. I...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    My third anniversary on EP was in August 2014. I am a bit behind. You know how life keeps you busy. So it is time for me to share what I have learned in this past year. I hope you...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 21 Responses Nov 27

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    Legal Alternatives to Obamacare Enrollment Not enrolling in the Obamacare Exchanges is perfectly legal ** There are four exemptions from the individual mandate and five...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Some things are sacred like the what you love and who you share those things with. For me my love and my body is sacred sometimes my mind I am not willing to share what I have...
    karieme20 karieme20 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    WARNING: this is VERY long. During school and hanging out with friends, I can be the most talkative and cheerful person to be around. And that's what hides the truth back at home...
    vintagechick14 vintagechick14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I just ended a five year relationship. I do not regret it at all. I did it for myself, to live my life,to experience things that he held me back from. I am very proud of my self...
    bautry00 bautry00 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    I've got a bunch of short stories that could use some good readers. I writer horror and erotica, and often I like to write horrotica. PM me if you're interested.
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M 12 hrs ago

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    Day 15: Yesterday, or Tuesday. I took a shower, so there's that. I love feeling clean. My hair is shiny and I smell good and I feel not ugly. I was mentally prepping where my...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 20

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    I am in the process of recovering from chronic depression, severe anxiety, and anorexia nervosa. I've attempted suicide more than 30 times but am no longer suicidal. I've been...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 28