Share your story

Share your story
0 words
0 words
0 words
*Required field

I have read and accept these terms.

I have read and accept the Make It OK website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. By clicking “submit” I confirm that I am at least 18 years old and give HealthPartners, Inc. and its related organizations (“HealthPartners”) consent to use and publically display the Personal and Health Information I share on this website (“My Information”), in whole or in part, on this website and in other commercial ways, including making My Information available to third party users of this website to promote the Make It OK campaign. I understand that HealthPartners may edit or choose not to use My Information and will only use my first name or a fictitious name when My Information is used. I understand that I will not be compensated in any way by HealthPartners or third parties for sharing My Information with Make It OK and that the purpose of the campaign is to help reduce mental health stigma. I release HealthPartners from any and all liability for any claims that may arise out of the use, publication or sharing of My Information for this purpose.


Filter Stories Done

« Back To All Stories

A’s Story

“Believe in your ability to prevail against yourself.”

Share your stigma experience.

I was diagnosed with depression at 13 yrs old. It feels like it is affecting everything in my life. Work, my relationship, etc. Some days are better than others, but the bad days make it harder to have the good days. I’m 26 now and it still feels like it’s taking over my life. I have tried what seems to be everything; from medication to yoga, and it still seems to take over my mind and body.

How did you overcome this experience?

I am still having to work on coping mechanisms to this day. It is never easy, though I don’t think it’s impossible.

Help others by sharing a brief, positive message.

Don’t let the “fails” secure a belief that you can never work around this. It will be a part of you, but that doesn’t mean that it’s who you are. Believe in your ability to prevail against yourself.

Share This Story

Stigma Quiz

Can you recognize mental illness stigma?

Go To Quiz

Dive Deeper

Try the Make It OK Interactive Tool


19,609 people have pledged to stop mental illness stigma.

By signing this pledge, you’re taking a stand against the mental illness stigma. Pass it on. Print it out. Tape it up. It can serve as a reminder to start more conversations and stop the labeling. Together, we can Make It OK.

Take the Pledge