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Everyone has a personal journey that inspires others to seek wellness; share yours with us, and we will publish it online and/or in our monthly newsletter! Together we can bring hope to those with lived experience and help break down the barriers of stigma and shame. If you would like to share your story with us, please click the link below.

Voices of Hope and Resiliency from Our Peers Living in Recovery

Living Between Diagnoses – By Wilder C. Hickney 

My name is Wilder Hickney (pronouns she/her or they/them). I am a recent addition to the Colorado Mental Wellness Network community! I work as a contracted consultant with the Network. I’m here to help spread CMWN’s mission of positivity and

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All About My Diagnosis: Panic Disorder – By Kristen Oldaker

What is a Panic Attack? A panic attack is an abrupt onset of intense fear and/or discomfort that can include at least four of the following symptoms: Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate, sweating, trembling or shaking, sensations of

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Amy’s Story

Interview by Amanda Kearney-Smith Amy grew up in Iowa in a single-parent household, her father passed away suddenly when she was 12 yrs old. Amy’s memories of her upbringing were that her parent’s relationship was strained, she remembers her father

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Tim’s Story

Interview by Aubrey Boggs Born in Kentucky and raised in Missouri, followed by living in San Francisco and Albuquerque, Tim eventually settled in Colorado in 1998. At fifteen years old Tim started having symptoms of depression and at nineteen he

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Tracy’s Story

Tracy grew up in Connecticut. Growing up, she describes her family as being very dysfunctional. At the age of 11 years old, her parents divorced. Tracy’s father struggled with anxiety and suicidal thoughts because he suffered from Agoraphobia (where the

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My story

By Sabina Kosofsky I was diagnosed with depression and PTSD back in 2012. Back in the 60’s and 70’s there was no such thing as child abuse, or domestic violence. Nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors. As far

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Amanda’s Story

I am thirty-two years old and am diagnosed with bipolar disorder, depression, PTSD, ADHD and anxiety. Why is my age so important? Because even five years ago, I did not think I would make it to this age. I have

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Monika’s Story

I have been struggling with depression pretty much all of my life. During my teenage years, I managed not to hurt myself or commit suicide, although it ran through my head every single day. As I found out this past

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MHCD and the 2Succeed program saved my life. in May of 2013 I was destitute, depressed, jobless and living in my car. After a period of hospitalization I was accepted as a student in the culinary program at 2Succeed and

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Today I would like to share with you a journey of hope and possibility. If for a moment I could rewind time, the person you see standing here today would look very different and function in a very different capacity.

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