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#999Stories of Mental Health

Live Free 999 encourages everyone to speak openly about mental health. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we have created this space to share the stories sent to us from our audience to inspire others to share their own journeys, creating a virtual story-telling chain of community and support.

Want to join the conversation? Share your story with us.

Also consider sharing your story on social media with the hashtag #999Stories

Anonymous Submission

Hello everyone, my experience with Anxiety and depression started at 14 years old. During COVID-19 I stayed in my room for so long that I lost all my social skills. During those times in my room I developed Anxiety and Depression, throughout time it was just getting worse and worse to a point where I now stay homeschooled even know my public school opened back up. Ever since 15 years old I’ve felt so detached from myself.. I’m now 16.

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Anonymous Submission

I am 20 years old and I was in a deep state of depression a couple years back when I was 16. My relationship with my mom started to go down the drain and we would fight and argue about everything. She said some hurtful things to me that I couldn’t stop thinking about and I used to cry at night hearing her voice in my head calling me out of my name. Once Covid-19 started I didn’t see or

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Kelly’s Story

Hi, This is going to be hard but this is my story. It starts at the age of 14. I got into a very abusive relationship for 5 years. I suffered all types of abuse. I was then at 19 diagnosed with anxiety and depression. Over the years I suffered more abuse from partners which led to my mental health getting worse and getting diagnosed with PTSD and BPD. In 2017 I lost my daughter which destroyed me. In 2021

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Jack’s Story

I don’t know where to start, I guess I’ll introduce me and my friend George for you. We’re 18, pretty much the same person. Listened to the same music, played the same video games, and even sometimes accidentally talked to the same girls. George was taken this past Sunday 9/4/22. Juice Wrld always gave us something to connect about, and he always told me if we got to be friends with Juice life would just be perfect. George was no

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Brayden’s Story

I’ve struggled with some anxiety and pretty severe depression since I was 12 years old (I turn 21 in a month).  For years I hated myself and felt like I was nothing, wished that I was nothing and even tried to be nothing.  It’s been some very dark years with even darker thoughts.  At first, really the only thing that helped was listening to xxxtentacion’s music because it expressed how I felt inside.  Well eventually, he got killed and there

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Anonymous Submission

After seeing other people’s stories, I want to share my own about my struggled with self-esteem and body image. I am male, 16 now, but this started when I was 13-14. I am a naturally skinny person, but I hated looking at my body and face. I hated everything about me and my life. I also have autism, so I hated myself for the way my brain worked asking myself things like “why can’t I be normal why did I

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