You Are Not Alone
#999Stories of Mental Health
Live Free 999 encourages everyone to speak openly about mental health. We have created a 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.
Notice: Some of the stories shared may contain topics that could be emotionally triggering to some members of our audience. Topics such as suicide, self-harm, substance abuse, and trauma are discussed.
Hi, my name is Cat. I’m a recovering addict still struggling in life. I was addicted to many substances but the main one was Xanax. Both my boyfriend and I were very deep in the condition. What had just started with a little fun quickly spiraled out of control, and before I knew it, we were doing fentanyl (of course
I first started using when I was 14 and I was quickly hooked. After that I was constantly looking for something to numb the pain from my depression, and my parents’ ridicule on my life. I was using at school, and more when I got home. This lifestyle led me start doing other things such as leaving at nighttime and
I’m 18 and I’m a victim of Juice’s strong impact in this world. He helped me more then he will ever know. Ever since I heard Lean With Me, I’ve loved juice❣️. REST IN PEACE SWEET BOY… I started at age 12 when I was around my brothers and their friends drinking and I was raped… I told my mom, and she took
My depression and anxiety started years ago. Back then I would hide all of my problems. I thought I couldn’t let anyone know how I felt because they wouldn’t believe me, they might get angry with me, or they might think I’m crazy. Depression and anxiety drove me to drug and alcohol addiction and a suicide attempt. I drank 2
I used to struggle with depression back when I was younger. I never really knew what it meant to be honest, but I knew I was going through it alone and it had a huge toll on me because of how depressed and alone I felt. Everything was just so silent. I felt like no one could hear me. I
Okay so when I was like ten or eleven, I started to struggle with substance dependence, Anxiety, and Very deep depression. Also, I haven’t been with my family for five years due to my mental health being very unstable. I honestly feel that the only thing that can help me cope with these strong feelings is Jarad’s music. When I
My name’s Austin. I struggled with depression and self-harm beginning around the time I was 13. I started using drugs and alcohol to cope. It started out with weed and drinking. Within 2 years I found myself doing other drugs. I was selling weed and was using the money from selling to support my habit. Little did I know that
My mental health started getting worse when I was in grade 6. I was molested for 3 years by a senior guy who also happened to be my boyfriend (I know I was immature). When the news spread, everyone started slut-shaming and always cornered me. They all speak about me, but none spoke to me. I was targeted by teachers,
HELLO EVERYONE! My name is Justin, age 25, and I came here to share my story dealing/dancing with my demons of Anxiety, Depression, substance abuse and The Stages of Grief to hopefully help others going through similar situations understand they aren’t alone! High school is where I started to realize my emotions had a really strong voice in my head.