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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.

Artist’s Story

Hi. My name is Artist. I’m 16 years old and I’ve struggled with depression for as long as I can remember. I’ve self harmed for over 2 years now, and haven’t been clean for that long, but I’m still fighting the good fight. Depression is overwhelming for everyone who suffers with it. We get told that “it’s ok to not

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Seth’s Story

Three years ago was homeless while in high school. At the time I was struggling a lot with anxiety, whether it be social or just generally due to the situation. Was pretty depressed and was pretty close to hopeless. It took time and it took struggle. But, managed to graduate despite the circumstances (albeit barely). My family (Mom and siblings)

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TJ’s Story

Two years ago when I was 18, I overdosed on a combination of several narcotics mixed with alcohol, and I ended up in the hospital. I would have died if I had taken a few more shots, is what the first responders told me when I woke up. I lost my parents’ trust, and our relationship hasn’t been what it

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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

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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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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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