Stories

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 are not alone. If you are interested in sharing your own story to provide hope and help to others, contact Ben Chambers at ben@chadscoalition.org.


 

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS HAVING THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE, CALL THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
1-800-273-TALK (8255).

IF YOU NEED HELP OR SUPPORT, CALL OR TEXT CHADS’ FAMILY SUPPORT WARM LINE
(WEEKDAYS 9AM-5:30PM)
314.952.8274

 

 

Ryan’s Story

A former CHADS staff member shared his story with his co-workers and friends on social media. The response was overwhelming. He heard messages of support and thanks from people he didn't even know.


Alex’s Story

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.


Dr. Jeffrey
Scherrer’s Story

Dr. Scherrer tells his family's story to a CHADS volunteer. He spoke about his family's history of mental illness as well as his teenage daughter's depression and thoughts of suicide.  


Story of a
7th Grade Boy

A CHADS school outreach specialist recalls one of her most difficult but triumphant experiences while giving a presentation to a middle school class.


Samantha’s
Story

A Bird in the Garage: Samantha's Eulogy, by Nathan Crall