It’s always there. In the eyes. Like the worst possible Mona Lisa smile. I don’t know if other people could see it in mine, or not. I do know I’m not the only one, because I can see it in other people. I’ve seen it in family and friends, and always, always in the mirror. […]

Anthony Ross, 25, was kicked out of his house and became homeless. He’s struggling with depression, but is driven to make a better life for his son.

Sam, 22, got shot in the leg during a robbery. He’s struggled with depression his whole life, which worsened after the shooting. He was diagnosed with depression and PTSD.

fog of depression

Not long after I entered middle school, I started struggling with depression, although it would be five years before I was taught the vocabulary to describe what I was feeling. During my early adolescence, I didn’t know that I was mentally ill. As far as I could tell, my state of mind was the same […]

My parents and I like to tell stories. It’s a hobby of ours to reminisce on the bad old days to remind us how far we’ve come. Like a lot of students, those bad old days often got in the way of my schooling. While I kept up my grades, emotionally I was lost. It […]