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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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