Hayden’s Story

My name is Hayden, I’ve struggled with depression and being the lowest of the lows reaching for anything that would numb the pain. As I got older, I was driving all of my friends and family away with my addiction and outlook on life. I was constantly in my head with nights on nights with […]

Skoops’ Story

I struggled through my dad’s death at only 9 years old and that trauma led me to substance abuse and dependance and addiction. I just wanted to let you know it always gets better. I’m 3 months clean, I have the love of my life, and I have a job doing what i love, graffiti.

Emma’s Story

Hi. I’m Emma. I’m not that young, but I’m not that old either. It feels like I’m too young to be feeling the feels I been feeling, but I’m too old to cry. I’ve never shown my feelings to anybody. I don’t feel safe with it, I’ve never had anybody who understands. Everybody thinks my […]

Chloe’s Story

I struggle with depression, PTSD, bipolar, and anxiety. For many years, these felt like harsh labels. It was a hard road of self-harm and therapies, not to mention my family situation. I heard Legends one day, and the captivating ability to sing, let alone rap, about his struggles really reached me. It felt like it […]

Emmanel’s Story

When I was 9, I was told that I might not make it to the age of 21, and to this day I still fear death. I found Jarad’s music, and it basically changed how my life was once nothing but trash, to now it has hope, it has meaning, and it has purpose.  Now […]

Edwin’s Story

I have been struggling with Depression over the past months due to a relationship that I am no longer in. I currently go to music therapy to play guitar, and music is really helping me get my mind off of the unhealthy relationship I was in. Music for me is full of positive energy. I […]

Anonymous Submission

At a young age my dad was abusive- physically, sexually, and mentally. He was sent away to prison when I was 11. My mom moved us out of state soon after. She ended up dating druggies who would then abuse me. It wouldn’t stop. I started running away at age 12 with 20-year-old men. Fast […]

Delo’s Story

Ever since I was about 4 or 5, I realized that something just wasn’t ok. I’m the middle child of 5 kids, so I always felt overlooked. At age 9, I first tried to commit suicide by jumping off my house. From 10 to 14 I was a victim from constant anxiety, depression, emotional outbursts, […]

Brandon’s Story

My uncle died in April 2022 and no one really understands how badly the loss of him affected me. While everyone mourned a bit, I’m still suffering. He was my mentor in boxing, and at the age of 6 he introduced me into the world of video games and movies. I can still see him […]

Becca’s Story

When I first came out of detox the first song I heard was Wishing Well. I thought that Jarad was telling my story only me being an alcoholic. I wept as I never heard someone talk let alone rap the struggles I had with addiction. I felt as though he reached into my soul and […]