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Sharing our experiences with mental health issues is important. It provides hope and help to others going through similar e xperiences. It reassures them there are others going through similar things and that they aren't alone. 

STORIES

READ RYAN'S STORY HERE
A CHADS staff member shared his story with his co-workers and on social media. The response was overwhelming. He heard messages of support and thanks from people he doesn't even know.

READ ALEX'S STORY HERE
Alex a 22 year-old college student tells her story to a group of students at SLU. Alex struggles with severe clinical depression and social anxiety disorder. 

READ DR. JEFFERY SCHERRER STORY HERE
Dr. Scherrer tells his family's story to a CHADS volunteer. He spoke about his family's history of mental illness as well has his teen daughter's depression and thoughts of suicide.  

READ JESSICA'S STORY HERE
During a discussion with a group of students, Jessica discusses the struggles of her brother who ended his life when he was in his late 20s. 

READ THE STORY OF A 7TH GRADE BOY HERE
A CHADS school outreach specialist recalls one of her most difficult but triumphant experiences while giving a presentation to a middle school class.