Dr. Michael Sorter, Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital speaks at 1N5 Spring4Life event regarding the facts about youth mental health.
I’m Rosie and this is my journey
I live with OCD, depression and anxiety. My OCD followed me around wherever I went. I was in a constant state of fear. I realized that if I wanted to have a relationship with my family I needed to get help.
I’m Emily and this is my journey
My senior year things started to change. I noticed that there was change in the way that I perceived myself. I started having panic attacks. My anxiety started to affect my relationships with other people. The way you are feeling and what you are going through is valid.
I’m Max and this is my journey
I experienced depression. I started to not be myself anymore. I went to school and didn’t talk to anyone. I realized it wasn’t going to get better for me and I tried to hurt myself but I just couldn’t do it. Because in that moment I thought of all the people that support me.
Students talk about their mental health journeys.
I’m Carley and this is my journey
Carley, I live with excoriation. It’s a coping mechanism that I know is not healthy. It’s so important to talk about mental health because it’s not something I can just stop.
I’m Beth and this is my journey
I’m Beth and I lost my 21 year son to suicide. I struggled with the grief and subsequently the depression. The stigma is what’s crazy. I wholeheartedly believe that mental health is not any different than physical health.
Ellie, this is my journey.
I’m Ellie a senior in high school and I live with anxiety, depression and an eating disorder. I take it day by day and it gets better. Recovery is a journey.