Counselor Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Taylor Harvey, the mental health warrior behind Instagram’s @thelotusproject_, took over our Insta stories to talk about stopping the stigma surrounding mental illness. Check out her story below! I began my fight with depression and anxiety in 2016 when I was 22 years old. I can’t even count the number of different programs, therapies, and medications …

@justpeachycomic Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Holly Chisholm, creator of Just Peachy Comics, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental health, sobriety and how she uses her comics as a way to cope. Check out her bio below! I was diagnosed with depression and ADHD in December of 2016. My therapist suggested I try journaling. I hate journaling. I have …

Ellie Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Ellie Kraft, a mother of three boys and high school guidance counselor who is sharing her story of living with anxiety and experiencing depression in the past. She recalls beginning to experience depression and anxiety in her teenage years and both resurfacing again when she had twin boys at age 30. She reached out to her doctor and got …

Mindy Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Mindy, a high school English teacher, deep thinker, coffee drinker, and outdoor enthusiast. For #WarriorWednesday, she is sharing her story of living with anxiety disorder and OCD. She was diagnosed about 15 years ago, and she said her symptoms came on very suddenly. While in a meeting, she began having intrusive thoughts and a panic attack. Not knowing what was …

Chris Shares His Story for Men’s Mental Health Week

This week on #WarriorWednesday, Chris Wood shared his mental health journey living as a trans man for Men’s Mental Health Week. Chris lives with generalized anxiety, major depression, and PTSD. He says going to therapy helps him work through his mental illness, and he wants anyone else who may be struggling out there to know that you are not alone! …

Jade Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Jade, an incoming freshman at Xavier University who lives with depression and anxiety, and has experienced suicidal thoughts and self-harm. She started experiencing depression and anxiety during her freshman year of high school, and she describes it as feeling like she was in a dark tunnel with no one else around. A friend at school noticed cuts on her …

William Shares His #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet William Raschke, a 34-year-old father of 4 living with borderline personality disorder, PTSD and generalized anxiety. William remembers his first diagnosis around 2nd grade. He was diagnosed with ADHD, and he recalls being very anxious, disruptive and depressed throughout elementary school. He was later diagnosed with generalized anxiety when working to get into the Coast Guard. After a while, …

Caroline Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Caroline McKeown, who is sharing her #iAM1N5 story of living with generalized anxiety disorder and her experience with depression and suicidal thoughts in the past. She was diagnosed with anxiety at 13-years-old but remembers feeling anxious since childhood. When she was in 7th grade, she was harassed by a classmate and reported him to the administration. When he found …

Georgia Shares Her #iAM1N5 Journey…

Meet Georgia, a high school student who is sharing her journey of living with genetic anxiety and recovering from depression. She was born with generalized anxiety and recalls small signals growing up, which gradually got bigger as she got older, but she recalls experiencing depression due to a toxic friendship. She began showing signs of depression, withdrawing from friends and …

@galiacollaborative Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Dr. Ashley Solomon, founder of Galia Collaborative, took over our Insta stories to talk about mental wellness. Check out her bio below, and head over to Instagram to see what she has to say! Dr. Ashley Solomon is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder of Galia Collaborative, an organization dedicated to elevating the impact of …