You Are Not Alone Stories

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On this page you will find the stories of people coping with mental illness and the stories of their loved ones walking beside them. If it feels at times that you are alone in your journey, we hope these stories will assure you that millions of others are also struggling with devastating diagnoses, their lives forever changed by these illnesses and a too often inadequate mental health care system. As difficult and crushing as these experiences can be, they can also give meaning to our lives and we can find hope in the stories of those who have recovered.


Husband's Struggle Gave Her Life a New Purpose and Meaning

Kathleen Maloney writes about her husband Joe.

Living with a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia

Charlene speaks about living with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and the stigma attached to that diagnosis.

Mother Caring for Schizophrenic Son Considers Herself Lucky

Despite the hardships, this mother knows it could be worse.