Your Story Submission Invitation
Please ensure when submitting your Story to us, the file is required in be in one of the following formats:
.doc / .docx / .txt
Ensure you also submit with a valid email address, if your submission is approved/declined we would love to contact you to alert you with the outcome of your story for our website.
In the message section please leave your First name, and the State you reside in for if your submission is approved we can attach a First name and State to the post.
EG: John Smith, ACT
Website will list John, ACT
A compilation of uncensored real life experiences with Mental Illness
I compile this manuscript of personal experiences with mental illness for Carers, Consumers, Educators, Clinicians and the lay person, in hope of increasing awareness, understanding and reducing stigma surrounding mental illness. Most contributors indicate it was a very therapeutic exercise writing about their experiences with mental illness.
The manuscript is called Glimpses and continues to be updated as new stories have been received. Several Universities, TAFE’s and Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) use this manuscript as a course resource, providing access to first hand insight of the lived experience of mental illness.
If you haven’t already done so, I am inviting you to submit your Consumer or Carer story on your personal experiences with: - Anxiety Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, PTSD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Anorexia, Post Natal Depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Dissociative Identity Disorder or any other Mental Illness I have overlooked.
The average length of stories is 6 to 15 pages. However I do have those that are 4 pages, which is the minimum number of pages accepted, (A4 page, size 12 font, single line spacing)
People have told of the lead up to diagnosis, dealing with Mental Health Services, medication issues, identifying triggers, working towards recovery, coping strategies and experiences with ECT, alternative and mainstream therapies. What and how much you want to share is up to you. Use your whole name, first name or a pseudonym; the choice is yours. But please know that your story, however you present it, could make a difference to someone in crisis and in how the world sees us. Submit your story now, they are accepted on an ongoing basis.