When I was 16 years old, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (NOS), NOS means that they weren’t sure what “kind” of bipolar I may have. That sat in my throat, and then in my chest, like a rock. It was another question mark covering the barren landscape that had become my life. I didn’t […]

Love Found in the Ashes

My name is Robbie. I grew up a happy kid. Outgoing, energetic, bubbly. I was a little sensitive, but nothing too bad. I had a happy life. As I became a teenager, I joined almost every sport I could, basketball, baseball, volleyball, track, rugby, football, and hockey, I was a lead spokesperson a a few assemblies […]

Andrea Paquette bipolar babe


Hello, my name is Andrea Paquette and I am known as the Bipolar Babe in the mental health community. I founded the Bipolar Disorder Society of British Columbia by launching www.bipolarbabes.com and from the beginning my mandate is to stomp out stigma. The Society has been in operation since 2010 and I am so happy to […]


I’m Sarah Fader. I’m a 36 year old single mother of two children living in New York City. I live with panic disorder, ADHD, PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder. I started Stigma Fighters, a mental health non-profit organization after I told my story about living with mental illness for The Huffington Post – Fighting Against […]

Julia Wilkes’ Story

  I am 15 years old, I am outgoing, I am fearless, and I am unstoppable. I am awake, I am 15 years old, I am barely breathing, I am terrified, and I am petrified to move. This is when vast world on mental illness welcomed me. Fast forward almost 10 years and here I […]