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My Story of Madness and Medical Magnets

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My Story of Madness and Medical Magnets

When I went public with my mental illness it didn’t feel much like a choice. After decades of suffering, suddenly colliding symptomology threatened to take my life. If this living thing was to mean anything, I had to offer everything I had: which was my story. Recovery, such as it has been, became it’s own story, complete with an experimental magnet-based depression-busting device. And that eventually became my book, “After Depression: What an experimental medical treatment taught me about mental illness and recovery.” … Maybe it will encourage others.

Submitted by - Greg Harman (gregharman@gmail.com)

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This Is Me

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This Is Me

[Thank you for sharing this with us! You are incredibly brave, and you have the support of the whole NoStigmas community as you continue on your journey!–NoStigmas]


I’m 17 years old and I’ve been through more than most. About 3 years ago I started self harming and then about 2 years ago I attempted suicide. I’ve been in 4 different treatment hospitals 6 different times. I’ve attempted suicide so many times that I’ve lost count. 

Since then I have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder traits. My last hospital stay was from May 27 of 2013 to May 5 of 2014. I have not self harmed in a year and 10 months on July 6th of this year. I still have a long way to go, but I know I’m going to make it. God is there for me and maybe my experiences can give hope to others. My favorite quote is H.O.P.E- Hold On, Pain Ends… and I never forget to keep holding on anymore because I know there really is a light at the end of the tunnel. <3

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