Story Categories: Depression

Moving America’s Soul on Suicide

This series details several stories of hope and recovery.

"For the first time in my life, I was learning to visualize my future instead of remembering my past."

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Moving Past MST To A Fulfilling Life

After her military career, Ashley embarked on a journey to empowerment and validation. She stresses taking the necessary steps to start the path to healing.

"Get the help that's there. The more you talk about it, the easier it is. And the more you talk about it out loud, the more organized the situation becomes in your head. It's not always going to be an easy ride...but if we can take that and not let it bring us down, but rise us up, we can do extremely wonderful things in the world."

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If You Have Thoughts About Suicide Like I Do, Please Read This

Shawn encourages people to take control of their lives and destinies.

"We can ask for help. We can reach out in the darkness. We can overcome the affliction that grips our minds."

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Speaking Up is the First Step to Overcoming Depression

Matthew faced depression in college, but he didn't know it, and neither did anyone else. That is, until he spoke up, and that made all the difference.

"I told a few close friends, and instead of being judged like I feared, they embraced me and made an effort to keep me active so I wouldn’t fall back into that state of mind. My family was supportive and got me the help I needed."

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