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We have a new story to share with you! Johnathan shares about his experience of living with suicidal ideation. He bravely talks about what he has experienced and how he is living now. You can check out his story here
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To Johnathan: Thank you for being so brave to share with the world about something so intimate. I can relate to your story a lot because I have felt as if I couldn’t come forward about things that I was struggling with to my family. I felt as if I was a burden towards them and I was drowning in guilt and shame. I like what you said about doing research.. that is SO important. The more research I did on my disorders, it relieved the feeling of the symptoms of it being my choice. So many times I had people tell me that I was CHOOSING my symptoms, which only kept me in silence, shame, and guilt. Once I realized that it isn’t my fault or something I can control, I started to be more kind to my mind and patient with how I process things.
Thank you again for sharing such a powerful story and I’m so glad to hear how you are helping others!
Hi Jonathon 🙂 Welcome
Thanks so much for sharing your story. It’s so relatable for me. I spent many years cycling through emergency rooms, inpatients, residentials, and outpatients.
I am so happy that you have found ways to change your thinking and improve your life experience.
Thank you so much for sharing your personal experience with us! I know for myself in my recovery journey, sharing personal stories can be intimidating and can sometimes bring up feelings as well as memories that may be hard to express to others. However your testimony of overcoming these obstacles in your life are motivating and awe inspiring. I am so grateful I was able to read your story! Keep on pushing forward! 🙂
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