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Noelle’s Story

“Just because today seems bad doesn’t mean everyday will be bad.”

Share your stigma experience.

I was diagnosed with anxiety and clinical depression when I was 17 years old. I wasn’t put on medications until I was 27 years old. My family didn’t understand what I was going through because no one in their family talks about mental illness.

How did you overcome this experience?

I don’t know if I’ve overcome this experience but I don’t let it get me down. I’ve learned through talk therapy and from taking medications that there isn’t anything wrong with me. I am different and there isn’t anything wrong with that. I take everyday at a time and tell myself to “keep going, tomorrow is a better day.”

Help others by sharing a brief, positive message.

I know that strength comes from within yourself and sometimes you won’t feel that way. Just because today seems bad doesn’t mean everyday will be bad. I hope that helps some one who has felt as hopeless as I have.

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