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.
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 names Farrell, 28-year-old, from the UK, Manchester. Spent a lot of my life from 21 and onwards struggling with drug addiction and mental health issues including manic depression, social anxiety & psychosis. Spent much of this time not understanding how these made my emotions spiral up and down, but after having some time over the year to reflect it
Hi! I’m a huge fan of Juice Wrld. I’m currently at a sober living house. I have been trying to get sober since last year. It has been rough for me and my family. I started using substances when I was 18 because I was in a toxic relationship. It went on for years during that time I found Xanax
When I was 10, I lost my father due to depression; I’ve almost lost my mom due to it and some friends I’ve lost to it. It’s like every time I think I’m finally doing well (school, work, etc.) I just get dragged down and I’m back to the start. I started to drink, smoke, and substances and therapy doesn’t
My name is Logan and I have been struggling with a lot of mental issues, and Juice’s music is helping me get through it. I learned about him from a friend in early 2020 and that’s when Covid hit and I was stuck inside for months. That hit me hard. It put me in a state where I was just
i, my name is Jack and I am 14 from LA and a freshman in high school. I just have been feeling lost lately and I feel like I am not worth it. It’s hard seeing this girl I am talking to talk to other guys. I just always hold back my feelings for people, but I’m scared to tell
I’m currently 14, and when I was 13 in middle school I hung around with people I didn’t like and I had no other choice but being with them. Cause of them I was bullied harassed and even got death threats. I overdosed on drugs and got hospitalized, and during all that I had a girlfriend. She mostly took care