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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.

Anthony’s Story

I was raised without a father and molested at the ages of 5 and 8. I internalized these things, along with other abuse, and pushed them to the side, desperately not trying to feel my emotions any longer. I didn’t relate to others, and I didn’t truly know myself. I got into weed at 15, and then it was just

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William’s Story

I’ve dealt with mental health issues since losing my mom. I was 13 when she passed away. I fell into a deep depression. Losing her to an overdose, I felt a connection with Juice’s music. Juice’s music truly has helped me a lot. It helped me realize there’s millions of us dealing with mental health, substance abuse, depression, etc. We

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Lenny’s Story

Hello, my name is Lenny and I’m a French fan of Juice Wrld. Jarad saved my life after separating from my ex 9 months ago. My ex broke my heart. After this separation I fell into a state of depression and suicidal thoughts. Today everything is fine. I finally managed to forget. I thank Juice Wrld for saving my life

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Anthony’s Story

I was raised without a father and molested at the ages of 5 and 8. I internalized these things, along with other abuse, and pushed them to the side, desperately not trying to feel my emotions any longer. I didn’t relate to others, and I didn’t truly know myself. I got into weed at 15, and then it was just

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William’s Story

I’ve dealt with mental health issues since losing my mom. I was 13 when she passed away. I fell into a deep depression. Losing her to an overdose, I felt a connection with Juice’s music. Juice’s music truly has helped me a lot. It helped me realize there’s millions of us dealing with mental health, substance abuse, depression, etc. We

Read More »

Lenny’s Story

Hello, my name is Lenny and I’m a French fan of Juice Wrld. Jarad saved my life after separating from my ex 9 months ago. My ex broke my heart. After this separation I fell into a state of depression and suicidal thoughts. Today everything is fine. I finally managed to forget. I thank Juice Wrld for saving my life

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Weston’s Story

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to read. I grew up in a single parent home. (Mother) My dad was into harder street drugs and abandoned his family. God bless my mother, she provided and ensured that my two brothers and I would live as “normal” of a life as possible.  Unfortunately, as amazing as my mother was and

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Dean’s Story

In 2020 I was 11. I started smoking to deal with the stress of the pandemic. Once I got back to school it became a social thing for me to smoke with friends. I lost touch with my real friends and started hanging out with people who only wanted me because I had drugs. It put things into perspective and

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Destiny’s Story

Hello, my name is Destiny and I am 25 years old, I have a seven-year-old daughter, and I have been struggling with mental illness and addiction issues for a long time now. I have gotten in the past and stayed clean for eight months and then relapse and almost died twice. My drug of choice is fentanyl. I started with

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