Slamming the Stigma of Mental Illness

In this interview we talked about my uncle’s mental illness. He is bipolar. He is able to control himself but knows he is bipolar in certain situations.

Jakenzie Fletcher-Thrower and Sydney Campbell

[Recorded: Friday, September 8, 2023] Jakenzie Fletcher-Thrower (17) from Virginia and Sydney Campbell (19) from Maryland participated in this One Small Step conversation as part of their Public Service Pathways 1-credit UNST course at UVA. Jakenzie shares her passion for...

Interview #3 Gwen

I talked today with Gwen about her past with substance abuse, and about her road to recovery. Bri: “What was your pivotal moment that made you want to change your life?” Gwen: “ I was going in the wrong direction,...

Getting a Perspective of Recovering Addict of Opiates

I interviewed a man by the name of Nick Geissler. He explains the hardships of being addicted to Opiates and how he got through them. // Transcript of Interview: Holly Halligan: What was the pivotal moment that made you want...

Slamming The Stigma of Mental Illness

In this interview we spoke with a woman who suffered from depression and how she seeked treatment.

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Joseph Rogers-Britton and Jeff Moore

Joseph Rogers-Britton (64) talks with his friend Jeff Moore (56) about the importance of kindness, reflecting on his journey living with HIV and caring for others living with HIV and AIDS.

Step Sister who lost her way

My name is Nick, I am here today with Sue to talk about a sensitive subject, so I want to thank you for joining me. Who was it that you knew that was a substance abuser or effected by substance...

Liz and Cindy talk about Cindy’s Father’s addiction. “I think that people can change. And people can learn from their mistakes.”
October 27, 2017 App Interview

Liz, 22, interviews her mother Cindy, 45, about her father’s drug and alcohol addiction as she recalls it from her childhood. Liz- Who was the person in your family who was abusing drugs? Cindy- It was my father Liz- Did...

Nothing is being done because of the stigma.

Chad: Bill who was misusing drugs in your family? Bill: In my family, my youngest son Steven. Chad: how did you find out about his addiction? Bill: uhm… there were some red flags that went up my wife was doing...

“from there it became a lifelong addiction”

Who was the person misusing drugs in your family? Well, it wasn’t actually a family member. It was a neighbor, who I used to babysit when he was little. And he grew up and didn’t really know what he wanted...

Slamming the Stigma of Mental Illness

I sat down with Brendan today to talk about his mental Illness. He suffers from depression. After going through all the questions he felt better about opening up to someone after the interview.

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Bridget Mulroy and James Mulroy

Bridget Mulroy (38) interviews her brother Jim Mulroy (43) about their childhood and his struggle with drug addiction.

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Jean Anderson and Rosemary Ramroop

Friends and colleagues Rosemary Ramroop (57) and Jean Anderson (67) discuss their long friendship, Rosemary's experiences with being HIV positive, and the work they've done together in women's health.

…Although this whole situation happened, it doesn’t change how I see him as a person

Subject A, wishing to remain anonymous, talks about her experience with a coworker who struggled with an addiction Rhian: “Who was the person in your life misusing drugs?” Subject A: “Uh, it was a close friend of mine at my...

Interview (1): "You're gonna stop when you're ready"

Jen: “Hi, so today I’m going to ask you a few questions. There’s about 10 of them. Um, so the first one is … what was your pivotal moment that made you want to change your life?” B: “Um, probably,...

Faith talks with Brian about how his brother’s substance misuse affected his family.

“Hi, I’m Faith. I’m going to be interviewing you today.” “Uh, my name if Brian ......” “Okay, um, so, who was the person misusing drugs in your family?” “Um, I had two people. Uh, both of my older brothers. My...

“Our relationship is hard. Last year he got incarcerated for something that he did while he was under the influence… I don’t get to see him”

“So today I will be interviewing my friend, Cassandra Lorenzo and she has a family member who has been misusing alcohol. Umm, so Cassandra, who was the person misusing alcohol in your family?” “Um, my cousin Victor.” “Did he ever...

Slamming the Stigma of Mental Illness

My mother had major depression after my father passed away and dealt with it for 5 years or so. She eventually over came the depression after realizing that she needed too.