Story Telling Tips

Tips for Telling Your Recovery Story

  • Be personal and truthful.The more you share of your personal experience, the more helpful it will be to other people.
  • Do not include identifying information about you or your loved one unless you are willing to being publicly associated with your story.
  • When submitting a story about a loved one’s experiences and diagnosis, be sensitive to their feelings and wishes.
  • Before submitting, ask yourself how they will feel and react if they read the story.
  • Use specific examples and stick to common themes or messages that most people can relate to.
  • Avoid technical language or overly detailed descriptions of treatments.
  • Keep it hopeful.We know that things can get pretty bad with mental illness.Please tell us how you or your loved one coped, or how things got better.
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