Stories of Hope and Recovery

Do you have a story you'd like to share? We'd like to hear from you.

Many people say they feel alone or isolated due to stigma, symptoms, or systems. Personal stories help us find hope and common ground, and give us new perspectives, ideas, or approaches to consider. No matter where we are when we tell our stories - contemplating help, receiving treatment or support, reflecting on past experiences - we can learn so much from each other. However, the way we talk about mental health and suicide prevention matters. Our guidelines provide information on sharing your story in a way that is safe, helpful, and hopeful.

1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year. For every one person that dies by suicide, 280 people seriously consider suicide but do not kill themselves. These stories of hope and recovery have the power to help others through a crisis and dispel stigma and myths about mental health and suicide.

Tell us your experience with mental health and/or suicide. This can include stories about how you or someone you know was able to prevent suicide by identifying the problem and getting help. 

Story Telling Guidelines