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YOUR WELLNESS stories and tips

 

Knowing you are not alone can sometimes make the biggest difference. Through open communication and sharing, we are building a community for support and guidance in coping with mental, emotional, & relational challenges. You can share your mental, emotional, & relational wellness stories, experiences, tips, and questions, anonymously or with your name, whatever you feel comfortable with.

AD's Story

Pre-Overt As a young teen I exhibited signs of some kind of panic disorder or depression, which my parents thought…

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SL's Story

Pre Overt Foundation I am hoping to feel more hope and joy in my life through therapy and improving my…

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CR's Story

Pre-Overt: I am really needing help with confidence/self worth. Finding tools to be a better person towards myself and others…

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KR's Story

Pre-Overt I am hoping to overcome my anxiety and depression and live a more fulfilled life. A life that I…

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BG's Story

Pre-Overt We recently moved to a new city and  I started having terribly gruesome nightmares that would wake me up…

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LH's Story

I lost 3 family members in 4 months; including my mother and my only son. I’ve added my disabled brother…

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DB's Story

Pre-Overt I have had severe depressive episodes since high school (2004 started with self injurious behaviors that became a pattern…

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JM's Story

Pre-Overt I was brought to the Overt Foundation Website by my current therapist. I was previously self-pay with a therapist…

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SW's Story

Before Overt:  I am currently a full-time student in college. I work part-time for a local engineering firm to earn…

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KH's Story

Before Overt:  My insurance does cover therapy but only after the deductible is met which is at least $1500 (might…

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KW's Story

Before Overt:  I have been unable to pull myself out of this crisis for over two years now. I find…

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MC's Story

Before Overt  I keep feeling as if my past experiences hinder me in my relationships with my children and spouse.…

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Kaitlin's Story

There is no easy way to explain the devastating and crushing grip my mental health has had on me, the…

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Nicole's story

There’s no information about mental illness in Papua New Guinea. I’ve never heard of a counsellor or psychologist there. If…

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Jeremy's Story

Hey all, sharing on a throwaway in hopes that this helps some folks out there who might be struggling. I…

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JT's Story

“It gets better,” is a phrase I’ve hated for years and continue to hate to this day. People used to…

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Pedro's Story

**Trigger warning - Suicide** I have struggled with my thoughts for as long as I can remember. In elementary school,…

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TO's Story

Growing up, mental health was not something that was talked about in my family. We would say that anxiety was…

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MN's Story

Pre-Overt I come from a lifetime of severe trauma. Starting at an age when I didn't even know what was…

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Linda Keegan's Story

I have struggled on and off with my mental health for some time now. My youngest child moved out of…

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Harley Davis's Story

I’ve been journaling for a few years now and it definitely helps with memory it’s not my sole reason for…

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Adrienne King's Story

I used to drink a lot as in drink alcohol. I don't think I was ever an addict but I…

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Jeremy Irwin's Story

I recently started going back to my church that I hadn't gone to in a long time. There are a…

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Garrett Lockhart's Story

I will be honest, the lockdown thing has hurt my mental health. I have struggled to stay positive at times.…

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Tessa Garland's Story

Going to therapy is probably one of the best decision I've made. I have severe anxiety and mild depression, like…

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Leo Frederick's Story

The first time I attended therapy it was not helpful. I think that is becuase I was not ready for…

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TF's Story

I am a 29 year old single dad to a 10 year old. For as far back as I can…

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Cameron Miller's Story

Not trying to put myself down, but honestly I am a hedonistic and lazy person. It's hard to make myself…

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Elizabeth Warner's Story

Went through the divorce as a main breadwinner (threats for spouse support, etc). Most helpful coping tools: martial arts class,…

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Erika Wright's Story

I write down the little positive thing that happen every day. and read back what you have written after a…

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Judith Barron's Story

I had a really great experience with therapy. It took a long time, but I am so thankful to have…

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Tasha Candido's Story

I just want to share that sometimes I come out of therapy sessions feeling very at peace with myself and…

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Randall Mourning's Story

I discovered that I have clinical anxiety and have already learned some ways to start coping with my anxiety in…

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Tim Brennen's Story

I have talked with five mental health professionals (everything from social workers to neurophsyiologists) about several family members and issues…

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Samuel Singer's Story

Exercise. I do cardio some days, yoga others, and sometimes just walk outside. The cardio helps get the nervous energy…

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Amanda Geller's Story

I'm not a diagnosed Schizoid I just meet most the criteria on the list and the therapist has told me…

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Jerry's Story

In November of 2018, after seeing my present therapist for about a month, I had a genuine breakthrough that involved…

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Melanie's Story

*Trigger Warning for Suicide* I started therapy when during the summer between my 8th and 9th grade. I had attempted…

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Holden Freedman's Story

My current therapist is amazing. She is specifically trained as a trauma therapist, but also has worked with people with…

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Katrina Fring's Story

I wrote this to share with others during COVID-19 times since I feel that people's mental heath is suffering.  …

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Jenny Russell's Story

I’ve been in therapy since I was 10 (almost 18 now). I was in and out because my emetophobia would…

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Anna Frederickson's Story

Over several months, my therapist had been working on confidence with me, and getting rid of the “toxic confidence” because…

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Barry's Story

A general tip is if therapy isn’t accessible or you’re debating it, talk a lot with your friends and family…

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Jonathan's Story

Other than medical intervention, which I cannot overstate the helpfulness of, I find that caretaking hobbies have helped my mental…

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Jenna's Story

I've been seeing my therapist since March, and reliving some of the trama I've stuffed down has been so hard…

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Joann's Story

I know that this doesn't work in every situation but it has helped me. I've found that changing your mindset…

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Timothy's Story

Meditation helps pretty much everything at least a little bit. It's easy, and simultaneously hard. You just need to relax,…

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Kyle's Story

Therapy has helped me a lot... to an extent. I still had to do a lot of work outside of…

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Laura's Story

I first started attending due to anxiety and stress being pregnant. I had 3 consecutive miscarriages before that pregnancy and…

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Amber's Story

Trigger warning for Suicide So I went through a rough breakup recently, after a very mentally and physically taxing relationship.…

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John's Story

Had a bit of a rough childhood, verbal and physical violence both between my parents and towards me and my…

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Kelly's Story

Trigger warning: Suicide I suffer from many different mental health problems but my main issue is PTSD and depression, though…

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Teresagainus's Story

I grew up in a violent household. My parents were drug addicts and I was the oldest child in the…

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TA's Story

Trigger warning - Sexual abuse   So to get this show started let me tell you I'm going to be…

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carlmcnally24's Story

Okay so i've read, reread, and thought i need to make this shorter. But its the intro the backstory of…

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Charles123's Story

So this has been a long time coming. I’ve felt my story needed to be shared for years.. I was…

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gst's Story

My ringing ears and blurry eyes stole all attention from the caller on the other end of my phone. I…

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SophiaMia's Story

Trigger warning: Suicide   I’m Sophia, the founder, creator and host of The Mindwholeness Podcast. I feel the need to…

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Curtis.Duty's Story

My personal experience around mental illness is centered in the death of a loved one by suicide.  Though this story…

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Erika's Story

Trigger warning: Suicide It’s been 10 years since my suicide attempt and I’m so glad I didn’t succeed! Somehow I…

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kbjones11's Story

I began having problems with anxiety when I was in high school. It mostly involved social interactions, and I would…

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Jessie's Story

When I think about my mental health journey the first thing I think about is the first time that someone…

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JILL's Story

This story is about my husband and me. He returned from his first deployment to the Gulf War...changed. Over the…

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DevinH's Story

Ever get the feeling that the person in the mirror is hurting so bad, has come to the end of…

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dhaupt's Story

In January we went on a family vacation to Disney World. It was a spectacular time full of laughter and…

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JS's Story

So I've all ways felt out of place in life I was never rejected by family or other kids or…

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Alvin Robertson

From the time I was a young child I struggled with mental health. Some of my earliest memories are feeling…

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CJ's Story

This is actually my first post in a very long time. I have had issues since I was a young…

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Kylan Veibell's Story

Born into what would become a family of ten, on March 24, 1987 – three weeks early – to Craig and…

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CF's Story

Mental health got the better of me for about 4 months last year, I was at the lowest place I…

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