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#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.

HQ’s Story

I moved to another country for university. Everything in my life back home seemed to be falling apart and on top of that I had to learn to live on my own, take care of myself and manage a very heavy program and deal with my recently diagnosed ADHD. I lost 20 pounds from starving myself, had a suicide note

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Will’s Story

Growing up I had it tough, won’t get into detail or disorders, but my freshman year I was a bottle a night drinker, sophomore year I caught my first felony, junior year my second; right now I’m pulling myself outta that place slowly, heading into my senior year with great gym progress, healthy as can be, enlisting in the marines,

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Casey’s Story

Hi, my name’s Casey, and over the last 5 years or so, I have been struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and feeling like a misfit. Ever since I was 13, Juice’s music has helped me in such a way I didn’t even know was possible. Towards the end of 2021, I tried to take my own life by taking a

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Rob’s Story

My name is Rob, I grew up always feeling different. I was diagnosed early with ADHD and prescribed Adderall. Then later in life after a few dirt bike injuries I discovered oxy and have been fighting an addiction my whole life. I recently just got out of rehab and today I am sober. I relate to Juice wrld’s music very

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Ryan’s Story

My name is Ryan, and for over 25 years, I lived in a haze, jumping from one high to another. From coke to benzos to meth, I thought I had it all under control. But that was far from the truth.  I was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. My life was simple until my late teens, when I was

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Kingsley’s Story

Hi I’m Kingsley, I’m 27 recovering from substance, pills addiction. I started doing drugs when I was in 3rd year in my country educational system. It was hard for me to differentiate between reality and fiction, I’d sleep and wake up with a different reality everyday thinking perhaps I’m better off dead than alive. So many hate and hurtful traumatic

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Taylor’s Story

My name is Taylor. I work as a waitress at a club, and I went in on my birthday to work. I was supposed to have friends waiting on the go ahead to come and help celebrate with me; instead, I had one of the most overwhelming anxiety attacks I’ve had in a while. I called my best friend, and

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Nik’s Story

I grew up as a kid with ADHD, and also for the longest time hid part of myself. I am LGBTQ. I was never really able to cope with my neurodivergence properly until I got much older, I am 23 years old now. If anything from this I want you all to take from this that you can make it

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Anonymous Submission

I’ve struggled with so much. I’ve got bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, adhd, ocd this list just keeps growing too. I was searching for some kind of relief or a breath of fresh air so I found Vyvanse and that lead me to oxycodone and then I continued to just try and end my life slowly with the oxy’s and that

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