Story Heroes…

Story Heroes...

Although I have NEVER been a fan of hearing my own voice, my first podcast is up. I was asked by this amazing group to record my experience with mental illness as a teenager and, although I didn’t realize then that I was ‘mentally ill’ I did know there was something different about me, and I kept it hidden and masked as best as I could. By not talking about it, it slowly grew over the years into a severe Depressive Episode that nearly cost me my life.

This organization works to fight stigma and to get kids, teenagers, and adults like me to share their story and show others it is NOT your fault you were afflicted with a mental illness. And you should not be afraid of those that do. This is a very important message and I am proud of their efforts and honored to have been able to contribute.

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About Christine O.

I had been a young, single Mom to two girls for ten years; until March 9, 2014 when I married my soul-mate Jason. I’m a former 20 year+ full time executive in a demanding field turned business owner (this year); marathon runner, daughter to the perfect parents, oldest sister of a highly successful ‘normal’ younger brother and ‘functional’ single-mother (of 3) sister, coach, boss, best friend, member of the church choir, volunteer for the local NAMI, AFSP, and CASA organizations, and have over time become well acclimated to the world of mental illness after a life changing event or two. I have also become known in my community as the one who takes on the High School year after year in attempts to have a Suicide Prevention Program in place (as in Texas statute). My goal in writing, blogging and learning as much as I can about such subjects is to defeat stigma associated with brain disease, preventing suicide in the future, and saving my family.
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