Family Stories

Terrie

Terrie grew up in Mount Vernon, NY, with her parents and her younger sister.“Growing up,…

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William and Rose Styron

William Styron (1925-2006), well-known author of Sophie’s Choice, first experienced major depression at age 60….

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Susan and Gary

When Susan’s son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age nine, she wasn’t panicked or…

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Renee with husband, Gary

Renee’s family was the first to recognize she wasn’t acting like herself. “I was isolating…

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Gene and Patrice

Gene’s depression began when he was a child and suffered severe panic attacks. He experienced…

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Nell Casey

Nell Casey, editor of Unholy Ghost, was only 16 years old when her sister Maud…

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Zack and Nancy

Less than a year ago, while away at college, Zack had his first major manic…

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Missy, Bill, and Katherine

Although Missy struggled with bouts of depression since childhood, she resisted taking medication. She finally…

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Michael and Family

By the middle of his junior year Michael was finding it nearly impossible to get…

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Mary Margaret and friend, Gary

In 1994, Mary Margaret was working long hours for an international consulting firm. She also…

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