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.

A single Mom to two little girls until March 9, 2014 when I married my soul-mate, full time executive in a demanding field, marathon runner, daughter to the perfect parents, oldest sister of a younger brother and sister, coach, boss, girlfriend, best friend, member of the church choir, volunteer in the local Lion's Club and CASA organization, and becoming newly acclimated to the world of mental illness after a life changing event. My goal in blogging and learning as much as I can about this subject is to defeat stigma associated with brain disease and preventing suicide in the future.
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