Thank you for making it to the Story Submissions Form. Please fill out the form below to share your story. I am grateful you made it this far.

 

Things to note:

  • You can choose to stay anonymous or you can choose to share your name, website and other identifying information. This is entirely up to you and won’t affect your submission in the slightest.
  • Make sure you have read the guidelines
  • By sharing your story you are helping remove the stigma and are helping to raise awareness. You are a superstar
  • All story submissions will be published, depending on how many submissions are in queue it may take a couple of weeks for yours to be published. I will be publishing one a week as they come in
  • Basic editing may be needed, however, I won’t take away your voice, tone and message. They are yours. All that will be edited is grammar, spelling and maybe the title to go along with the site guidelines. They will always be emailed back to you and you can veto the changes if you wish. It is your story.

 

Examples of what to submit:

  • What is your mental illness?
  • How is your daily life affected?
  • Tips and tricks for living with your mental illness
  • How you cope knowing your loved one lives with mental illness
  • How your loved ones illness affects you
  • A story about an event
  • Something that you have learned
  • What are some quirks that no one knows about your illness
  • Something controversial about your illness
  • What helps you?
  • A funny event that has happened as a result of your illness
  • ANYTHING your wee heart desires

 

An example of a story that was shared is one my mother wrote on how she copes when her adult child lives with depression. It is raw and real but yours can be whatever you want. I would love a variety of real life stories. No two people have the same experiences with their illnesses. Just because one person has written about depression, it doesn’t mean you can’t too.

Some more examples:

Once again thank you for being here. Together, let’s share our stories and raise awareness.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Jem

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