35, and Still Alive (Through Suicidal Loss, Depression and Anxiety)!

It’s my 35th birthday. Normally I hide the fact that it’s my birthday. You definitely won’t see it on Facebook. So, why is this year different?

I never thought I’d make it this far. I lost my father to suicide when I was 6 and have lived with depression and panic disorder all my life. There where many times when I didn’t care if I lived or died.

There is one key reason why I’ve made it this far- My support systems! My family and friends, peer mentors and doctors who were willing to work with me and stand by me through thick and thin.

That’s why I started NoStigmas. So that everyone would have the same opportunity to discover the support systems that work for them. Because no one should have to face mental illness alone!

Learn more and please consider a donation at http://nostigmas.org

If you are in crisis, please call the Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or dial 911 in case of emergency.

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