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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

Amanda’s Story

My name is Amanda. I am 34 years old, and I’ve been dealing with addiction since 2008. The first time i did Roxys I instantly fell in love. There was no escaping the relationship I had with Roxy. It grabbed me and I just couldn’t stop. It just felt too good to escape. For once in my life I finally felt like I had the feelings I had been missing my whole life. It was like I was finally feeling

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Kenna’s Story

My name is Kenna I am 21 years old from Philadelphia. When I was 2 my mom died from an overdose, so I grew up in a broken home with a lot of solitude. I ended up confining in the streets for love and acceptance. I dropped out of school to get more money for drugs, which put me in more dangerous situations than I would have thought. It didn’t take long until I became homeless with my current boyfriend

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Kan’s Story

I am 19 years. When I was introduced to Juice WRLD music it was after my fourth overdose. On listening to it, I first dismissed his music, but overtime I began to understand the message he spoke. His music to me still is a place where I can go and not feel alone. A place I can call home. A place where I am wanted. He has become an inspiration to me to continue living despite drug use and self-harm.

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Jude’s Story

I found the 999 message at the darkest time in my life. As I listened with intent to understand, I found that I related to Juice🖤. In more ways than not I struggled with my mind after crashing a motorcycle and hurting my brain. Detachment anxiety consumed me. I couldn’t talk or relate to anyone. I felt I was trapped in my head in my sadness. I felt the world couldn’t understand and everyone pushed me away because I came

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Anonymous Submission

I don’t know when it started, but I just know I’m so unhappy and I keep trying every day to keep going but sometimes I want to not be here anymore. My heart was broken by the person I trusted the most and yet was replaced like nothing. I guess I started feeling worthless and useless because I feel like no matter how much effort I put out, I don’t get anything in return; so what’s the point of even

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Anonymous Submission

Juice’s music helps me a lot with my depression and anxiety. I’ve always had it and it is a struggle. I remember back in high school I was always taking Xanax, popping 2-3 a day. It helped me feel nothing. Sometimes I feel suicidal, but I can’t leave yet because my parents already lost a child, and I can’t have them go through that again. It was my older brother who passed back in January 2, 2018. It’s already been

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