You Are Not Alone

#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.

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.

Ryan’s Story

To find the words, the exact words to describe how much Juice’s music helped me is impossible. My journey started when I learned my girlfriend of 3 years had been cheating on me with several other guys, this broke me. then the tragic news of most of my family dying from cancer and other health complications put me into a state of ever-spiraling depression and trust issues. This on top of my ADHD and autism led to anxiety taking over

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Akani’s Story

Hey there, my name is Akani, as I’m writing this, tears are running down my chin. I’ve been addicted to weed for quite some time now.  One year ago, my ex-girlfriend left me. She cheated on me twice after 4 years of relationship. She broke up 2 weeks before my final exams (I failed the first time, after which she called me a loser and a failure in life, so this was 3 months later when I was about to

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Dylan’s Story

I’ve struggled with anxiety, depression, and depersonalization for a while, and it messes with a lot in my life. It changed how I think how I talk how I go about my everyday life how, I see things and so much more. I hated the feeling of not being in control of my body, not being able to control my emotions, and things like that. This led to me trying different ways to cope with this, and it ultimately ended

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Anonymous Submission

I have struggled with depression, anxiety, and self-hate for as long as I can remember.  When I was old enough to realize there are substances that would numb me, it was a no brainer. I think I was 10 years old the first time I got high. I still struggle with depression and anxiety. I have tried everything: countless medications, one-on-one therapy, group therapy, inpatient, outpatient, you name it….. Honestly, the ONE and ONLY thing that has ever helped and still

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Josh’s Story

Hello, my name is Josh, and I am a recovering addict. I have listened to Juice WRLD’s music through some of the worst and some of the best times in my life. It helped me through in the lows of my addiction and it helped me feel as if I was not alone when I decided to get clean. I still listen to his music in recovery because it helps me connect to others as I know I am not

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Gary’s Story

I have come from a long line of abuse in the family. I have fought through several addictions and beat them cold turkey. Pills being one. I’ve survived my suicide attempt. I just want to help this world see the potential and beauty it has. Im 23. I don’t get to see my kids everyday anymore, I’m now 900 miles from them, but I still fight my hardest every day to smile and tough it out because I went to

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