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...

My Mom’s suicide when I was 8.

Helen Kay Campbell talks about how her mother's suicide when she was 8 effected her family.

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.

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Guadalupe Becerra-Perez and Cyndi Ragona

Colleagues Guadalupe Becerra-Perez (40) and Cyndi Ragona (51) share a conversation about working in a community clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic and about the importance of mental healthcare for healthcare professionals.

Slamming the Stigma of Mental Illness

My brother held many strong thoughts on the topic of Mental Illness. Also, more thoughts than I would have ever imagined actually. In school he encounters individuals with mental Illnesses and he is able to accept them for who they...

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,...

The Weight of Religion and Philosophy

My mom and I sit down to discuss the very abstract idea of religion, philosophy, and its prominence in its life while I attempt to grapple with at least some understanding of it all.

Interview #1 Jacob

Today I talked with my friend Jacob about his experience with an old friend/roommate who abused drugs. Bri: ‘My name is Bri Richman and today I am doing an interview with Jacob Mathis, who is a friend of mine. Who...

“I will never look up to her, I will never try to be like her”

In this story, I sat down with a person that wants to remain anonymous. We sat down to talk about how marijuana has affected their family. B: Who was the family member misusing drugs in your family? A: The family...

…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...

“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 interviewee said that my family would not believe that they had a Mental Illness and and wouldn’t react as to being very supportive and comforting. Secondly, they said they would not be treated differently because of the illness because...

Slamming The Stigma of Mental Illness

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

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.

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.

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...

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...