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#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

Anonymous Submission

I’m going through a lot of sht right now and I really don’t have the strength to get through them. I suffer from and I’m one step away from depression. I try so hard every single day to overcome my problems, but I really had enough, and I fear that i won’t overcome anything. I wish from the bottom of my heart to every single person on earth not to go through such hard times in their lives, and I

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Xander’s Story

I just wanted to talk about my story and my continued fight to break the cycle of years of substance abuse and emotional trauma in my family. I can’t say when or how exactly it started but I know one thing was alcohol abuse took a large part in it. I’ve maybe talked to a few people about this, but growing up with an abusive and alcoholic father really messes up a kid. One night, I woke up to my

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Jordynn’s Story

My name is Jordynn and I live in BC Canada. I have Tourette Syndrome and major anxiety and depression. On May 3rd, 2021, my dad unexpectedly passed away from a major heart attack in my house. I remember staring at his body. He was not him. I wanted to hug him so tight as his soul left into heaven. Two months later, my best friend committed suicide. I self-harmed almost every day and I vape every day until I’m sick.

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Cayla’s Story

I’m 16, I’ve dealt with ADHD and anxiety for as long as I can remember. I’ve dealt with PTSD since I was 5, and depression since I was 11. In the winter of 2019 we had just moved from my childhood home and I had no friends. It was one of the hardest times of my life, I just wanted it all to end. The day Juice WRLD died I was so angry/sad. On that day I wrote my first

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Arian’s Story

I am 14 years old and live in Germany with my mum. My dad left us when I was 3. I’ve have depression since I was 12 years old, because of bullying and other stuff. I don‘t know why because I did nothing to these guys. Yet I’m 14 and I can’t sleep because I hate my life and I think our life is full of bad energy. I don‘t understand why we live to die. I listen to Juice‘s

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777Blest’s Story

BORN IN DECEMBER 1997, songwriter and artist from Oceanside, California, with the sole mission of raising awareness for mental health, suicide prevention, and drug prevention. My brother committed suicide on May 4th, 2017 which led me into being heavily addicted to Xanax. When my mom found me having a seizure on the floor in my room, I knew it was time to change everything. I went into rehab and a sober living home to get clean and; I have dedicated

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