Personal Stories

 In Her Own Words: Living With Depression

Martha, a 71 year-old retired clinical social worker living inMaryland, has struggled with depression for more than 40 years. Twenty-four years passed be… CLICK HERE


 In Her Own Words: Living With Postpartum Depression

At 39 years old, Pam is the mother of a two year-old and a one year-old, and is expecting her third child in five months. Among the many adjustments motherhood has brought to her life, living with… CLICK HERE


In her own words: living with post-traumatic stress disorder

Sandra, 35, thought she could pull her life back together in the months following a knifepoint rape at herFloridaapartment. But weekly rape counseling… CLICK HERE


In her own words: living with schizophrenia

Sue* was diagnosed with schizophrenia when she was 19. She is now 53 years old and lives on her own. She is divorced, and has a 26-year-old daughter… CLICK HERE


In his own words: living with social anxiety disorder

Jason, a 27-year-old computer animator, lives inArizonawith his wife. He has been dealing with social anxiety since college. He enjoys reading, playing basketball… CLICK HERE


In her own words: living with Tourette syndrome

Joanne, a 40-year-old Bostonian, is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) with a private practice. She specializes in Tourette syndrome and associated… CLICK HERE


In his own words: living with alcoholism

Rick* began drinking when he was 12 years old; he didn’t realize it was a problem until his early twenties. As a son of an alcoholic mother and being an alcoholic himself… CLICK HERE


In His Own Words: Living With Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

Robert is a 69-year-old stockbroker. Although he first felt something was wrong in kindergarten, he wasn’t diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder until 1969… CLICK HERE


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