Are you in recovery? Would you like to share your story of hope and recovery? We would like to help you share and show the world that there is HOPE and RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE!
We are in the midst of a tragic time. Mental illness including addiction, self harm, suicide are taking so many lives and destroying people. But, there is hope, there are many people recovering and willing to help others start their journey to recovery.
The stigma associated with mental illness is so strong and prevents so many people from getting the help they need. The stigma not only slows or prevents people struggling with mental illness but also the loved ones from getting the help they need.
When you lose a loved one due to an overdose, there are a number of factors that can compound and intensify your grief, making it much more difficult to come to terms with the loss. Society treats this loss differently than a death from any other cause. There is often a belief that the one who died must have somehow been a bad person. And for those of us left behind, that we too must have somehow been a bad parent, a bad spouse, a bad partner, a bad sibling, a bad friend, etc. or the person we love wouldn’t have died. These beliefs are simply not true. — Read More…
I believe that we are slowly seeing changes sin the stigma, but we have to do more. We have to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness There is NO reason that people should be afraid of asking for help. There is NO reason to be ashamed of your struggles.
Healing, hope and help are happening every day. For every one person that dies by suicide, 280 people seriously consider suicide but do not kill themselves. These stories of hope and recovery have the power to help others through crisis and dispel stigma and myths about suicide. — National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ‘1-800-273-TALK (8255)
If you would like to share your story of recovery and hope, we would like to provide you a platform. Below, is a check list that we feel has great recommendations on how to share your story and what to consider before you share your story. If you would like to share you story, please contact usLifeline Storytelling Checklist