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 Pursuit of Wellness

    Natalie had two options: keep using drugs and alcohol, or work to get better. Recovery from substance use problems and management of bipolar disorder would give her the opportunity to build healthy relationships with loved ones. First, she had to learn wh ...

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