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

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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'S 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.

READ SAMANTHA'S STORY HERE 
A Bird in the Garage: Samantha's Eulogy, by Nathan Crall