I was Depressed. But Then, I Fell in Love with My Body.

They say that marriage is the most beautiful thing that can happen to you. I agree. The first flush of love taking over you, the butterflies fluttering around in your tummy, and the experience of everything being rosy makes life blissful. Even as my honeymoon period had taken off, and was soaring at 35,000 feet above sea level, I conceived. The fact that my body had performed the miracle of seeding a tiny little human was enough to push my happiness level to 70,000 feet.

But, little did I know that it was all about to come crashing down.

PTSD and Bi-polar

Hi, I am Cassondra. I am a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a girlfriend and I am a mother. I’d like to consider my life a Cinderella story with a big twist. I have been through more in my life than most, but I have made it.My story begins when I was only nine years old. My parents separated and my father moved into an apartment across town. While my three younger siblings and I stayed with my mother. It was a difficult time to adjust at first, as I had to grow up quickly to help my mother with the day to day routine as she struggled between work and home life.

18 Weeks and 6 Days: A True Story by a Pregnant Teen

I used to believe that pathetic fallacy only belonged in books. It seemed to be just a washed up literary device that would roll in a couple of clouds every time a character felt a little bit mopey, but in November of last year my views were flipped when I had the most pathetic day of my life.Apart from general teenage angst, I had never before known the feeling of one's entire universe crashing down upon them. I was sixteen at the time and wreckless to unworldly extents.

My story to recovery

My name is Rae, I am 16 years old and have an amazing future ahead of me. It didn't always seem that way though. When I was in grade school I was bullied, and it was brutal and personal. I came home crying so many times, and my parents would just tell me to suck it up and it will go away. It didn't. When I was twelve my best friend Vicky took me to a party, where she did drugs, with her boyfriend, not wanting to been seen as a loser, I tried them too. I never realized what that would do to me. I became addicted to heroin, one of the worst drugs out there.

Why I harmed

Here it goes so I am offically 17 I have self harmed since I was 13. stuff in my life it was really hard, I stopped for a while but then life got waaay to real and it was like how can everyone eles hurt me ?? and I can't hurt myself ? my boyfriend and I where laying in my bed talking I moved and the selve to my sweater moved down and he saw the cuts he got so mad at me. All I could do was try and explain well he ' explained ' that he cheated on me and lefted my room he came in to me self harming and it scared him.

Dawn's Journey

In 2007 when my son was born I experienced problems with post natal depression and anxiety and this has manifested and developed into Generalized Anxiety Disorder and bouts of depression which has changed my life and made me focus now on how much my isolation and lack of family support aggravated my condition.

Stefania's Story

My name is Stefania and I am now 19 years old. I was 13 when I first started realizing I was dealing with something different and unexplainable. I didn’t tell anyone how I was feeling or why I had such fears about large groups of people. I played a new me, a normal me for three more years. In high school I started seeing spots and bright colours which I knew no one else noticed. I could be walking down the hall and suddenly I felt as if I was being watched. One day I had this strange feeling like I was sinking into the floor and when my friend tried to help me up and hug me, I hit him.