Personal Stories

Personal stories highlight the experiences of people just like you. You’ll find stories from people who experience mental health or substance use problems, people who support a loved one, and people who work in mental health or substance use fields. They share their own experiences and perspectives, and describe their personal journeys to understanding, health and well-being.

Personal stories highlight hope and well-being, not treatment advice. Check out the Self-Help Resources section of this site for info sheet and workbooks, and talk to your doctor or health care provider to discuss treatment options that might be a good fit for you.

  1. The Bottom Line

    There is no health without mental health Arto Tienaho Reprinted from "Workplaces" issue of Visions Journal, 2009, 5 (3), pp. 17-18 Keeping a lid on panic My first panic attack happened when I was 24—at work. My youth had been a mix of laughter, ...

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