Mental Health, Mental Illness, on Block Island

advocating for services and support for those who are ill and education for mental health to all on Block Island

Personal Stories

The web is full of personal stories – you can add yours – and it can be published anonymously if you wish. Or possibly it just helps to read what others have experienced. Let us know of any blogs you find or TED talks or youtube videos you have found helpful. Or, comment on these.

TED talk, Andrew Solomon: “The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.” In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression.

TED talk, Kevin Breel didn’t look like a depressed kid: team captain, at every party, funny and confident. But he tells the story of the night he realized that — to save his own life — he needed to say four simple words.

A young woman Katy Gray, has a blog: According to psychiatrists, I’m a paranoid schizophrenic, but I don’t allow that label to take over my life…




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