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.

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

Shay’s Story

On a sunny Sunday evening, as I walked into my mother’s room she was sitting up on her bed. I thought something was wrong because she had a regretful look on her face. As I stood there , she looked up to me and said “What are you going to do when your parents both pass away? You will need to be very independent and do things for yourself”. My heart dropped and it felt suddenly hard to swallow because

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Anonymous Submission

The time my mental health is the best is during the summer. When school starts that’s when my mental health gets the worse. I am 17 years old and a senior. I was diagnosed with Selective Mutism at 4 years old and Major Depression at 13. My family doesn’t realize how depressed I am but i always tell my friends to get it out in a way. I just want people to know that they are not alone and never

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Kole’s Story

When I was three years old I lost both of my parents in a drunk driving accident, I was taken in by my grandparents. My grandma had already raised 3 kids and my mothers death turned her into a different person. I don’t remember much from then, but over the course of my life, I watched my grandma deteriorate physically and mentally, we battled. I took care of her, my grandpa was a railroad worker and he was cheating on

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Todd’s Story

My inability to find healthy coping mechanisms to deal with hard feelings led me down a route of addiction and destruction. I would find relief in the fact Juice Wrld, someone close to my age, dealing with demons even in the face of Fame (likely considerably different from a normal life, but what’s normal?) I just connected so deep with Juice, his lyrics just resonated with me in different ways, it wasn’t an artist I listened to it, it became

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Anonymous Submission

Hi, I am going to stay anonymous but I am a 16 year old female, and I have had a rough time in life. When I was 14 I told my mom I had a girlfriend, and to that she shouted at me and almost disowned me. Not only had I lost my relationship with my mother, but my girlfriend too because she didn’t like that I wouldn’t go all the way with her, so she made me. I won’t

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Jake’s Story

I am 18 years old. Growing up I never really had friends. I knew a lot of people, but I never really hung out with them. i just stayed to myself. It wasn’t really easy at home, getting yelled at for failing in school and not doing anything right. Juice WRLD was probably one of the best things I’ve had in my life. He would help me through those hard times and help me keep my head right. Growing up

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