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. My Brother's Nightmare

    Coming to terms with learning to manage hallucinations MC Wong Reprinted from "Self-Management" issue of Visions Journal, 2003, 1(18), pp. 17-18 People who cannot distinguish reality from illusion may be worse off than those who are terminally i ...

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  2. Self-Management of Psychosis and Schizophrenia

    Dana* Reprinted from "Self-Management" issue of Visions Journal, 2003, 1 (18), pp. 18-19 To some it might sound like an oxymoron, but many believe it possible that people with schizophrenia can manage this illness in a way that will enable them ...

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