Family Stories

Ronnie

By Dawna Roberts Ronnie’s wife has been living with hard-to-treat depression, which Ronnie describes as…

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My Parents Ended Their Lives: Learning from Our Story During National Suicide Prevention Month

My parents were two of the people I least expected to ever end their own…

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A Message for Families from an Attempt Survivor: Danielle’s Story

Miguel and Danielle When I woke up in the hospital in June of 2018, I…

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Miguel’s Story: A Caregiver Interview

Miguel and Danielle Families for Depression Awareness (FFDA): How much did you know about mental…

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Allyssa and Keith: Hope and Spiritual Care for Depression

By Dawna Roberts Depression is often extremely debilitating and can turn your life inside out….

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Steve’s Story: Breaking the Family Legacy of Untreated Depression

By Dawna Roberts Steve is the youngest of six kids. The entire family experienced abuse…

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A Mother and Daughter Answer Your Burning Questions about Teen Depression

Danielle (left) and Elizabeth (right) Elizabeth and Danielle, a mother and daughter from Florida, were…

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Shana’s Story— Learning to Process Emotions After the Ultimate Loss

Owen Shana lost her son, Owen, to suicide two weeks after his fifteenth birthday. Owen…

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Kathy and Dean— Depression At Any Age Can Be More Than Mood

According to her husband Dean, Kathy was always a tremendously happy person, outgoing and loving…

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Cultural Challenges Living with Bipolar Disorder- One Family’s Experience

Written by: Dawna M. Roberts, November 30, 2017 Growing up in a very traditional culture…

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