Recent Stories

Melissa’s Story – Moving Forward

I grew up in a family that was fractured and dysfunctional. My earliest memories are of my parents’ fighting. My father had a gambling addiction and both my parents struggled with drugs and alcohol. We never seemed to have any money. I remember my grandmother regularly giving my mother money to buy groceries. I became a surrogate mum to my younger brother as parenting was ver....

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Awareness About Depression

Amanda’s Story – What I Know Now

My world stopped turning on October 10, 2006. I was 20 years old. I was interning at a primary school about to head home for fall break when I had a voicemail from my dad to call him. The news was tragic.  My mother had taken her own life.  The reality of never getting to see her again, or hug her, or kiss her, or tell her how much I loved her began to sink …....

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