“From down this low, it’s only up we go!”

You are not alone when you suffer from anxiety and depression. It affects everyone – and it affects everyone differently. Setting 2-3 small goals for the day is a good way to develop new ways of thinking/doing and establishing long-term plans for well-being.

We are all human beings who go through difficult times. We can all survive our trials and be happy again.

Things really can get better just don’t give up!

So depressed, no money, sick, unable to work.. wish I had my own place.

Borderline personality disorder will not make everyday hell. I will work on regulating my emotions & am thankful for DBT therapy being available for us.

One month ago my big brother killed himself. I hope I can find the strength to be whole again and for the world to start making sense again. Right now I feel so lost.

I have suffered from depression and anxiety for years, I went through tons of bad relationships, got into fights with people over the most stupidest things, dealt with a bad few years as a kid growing up suffering from the things i’ve witnessed as a kid, always getting blamed and yelled at for things I wouldn’t do. Then as I got a bit older and those things started going out of my head I started realizing I can be a better person. I graduated from high school this year… I was in college for a few weeks doing a course that I was so happy about doing until one day just to much came upon me and I couldn’t handle it.. had to quit because I couldn’t handle all the stress and work that was piling up on me so I needed a break. For along while I was trying to figure me out trying to see what was best for me and where I needed to be… From fighting these thoughts in my brain was hard but for the last 4 years I been fighting the battles that i go through and still do to this very day.. Thought about wanting a little one coming into my life already.. when I realized I’m to stressed out and don’t know if i could handle taking on a big responsibility like that so i decided not too.. but going through this depression, anxiety and stress I have I just can’t do it! I decided right now I need to do me and figure out what is the best decisions and choices for myself.. and see what the future has in store for me! Just want to leave my past in the past and finally move on to better things!

My hope is to manage my anxiety and live a fulfilling life. I also hope we will eliminate stigma and have access to quality mental health care no matter where you live in the province.

I have suffered from mental illness all my life but have had a career, raised a family, and look forward to retirement. Was it easy? At times no, even considered suicide once. What got me through it was the ability to adjust my work life to make it bearable. What I found the most difficult was the treatment of workers as all the same, but they are not. For me, continual contact with people was physically and mentally draining. I countered this by seeking out jobs that limited my contact with people and where possible took full advantage of work from home programs. This can be done and you can still have a professional career but it takes finding an employer who understands and is supportive of your needs. I now take it upon myself to make the executive in the organisation aware of the possible mental health impacts of their workplace decision since I am fully aware that most people with an illness similar to mind would never be able to do so. I encourage others to do the same, you will find that most managers will be receptive to and thankful for your comments.

My story of hope and recovery is ….

We have struggled for so long as a family it’s been hard to have hope. Mental illness stole from me and my family. I’m thankful for the support given to us by professionals, family and friends. I’m hopeful that our story has made us stronger and that our family will now thrive. It’s been a long road and I know it’s not over, but I think now we have the skills and strengths to move forward and enjoy all of what life has to offer.

My hope is ….

to have a better future than my past.

My hope is ….

that I will grow to be a much stronger person and be able to deal with my daily anxiety struggles. I hope that one day I can help someone in the same situation as myself.

My story of hope and recovery ….

In keeping with our philosophy of Recovery Focused Rehabilitation, N3A is developing an art based program to help clients visually express their own Recovery experience. Clients will have the opportunity to complete self-portraits in how they view themselves through the different stages of Recovery.

My story of hope and recovery is …

Growing up in St.John’s in the 80’s and 90’s, it was evident that we didn’t have a lot of support for youth with mental health issues. There was still a lot of stigma, and I had a lot of friends who were suffering. I committed to being a mental health professional straight after high school but needed to leave Newfoundland to find work in residential treatment (we had nothing of the sort in province). 20 years later, we have Tuckamore Youth Treatment Centre and Newfoundland youth are receiving an amazing service by a group of dedicated, knowledgeable and compassionate staff. I am back home doing the work I love, in the province I love.

My story of hope and recovery is ….

Knowing that you are not alone. One’s journey of recovery is best done with the support of friends and family, and those who are important in your life.

Hope and recovery should not be a silent, solitary experience. Recovery should be shouted from the rooftops!

My hope is … to find optimism and reasons for a positive future

My hope is … that I can always think positive and see there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

My story of hope and recovery is …

I hope for good things in the future and to be loved and to have good friends in my life.

I hope to have the rest of my days just being loved, and also to give my love to anyone who needs it.