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Lead me to the rock that is higher than I

By Alvina.  In 2007 @ the age of 25 I had my first massive breakdown also known to my family as the time I was possessed by the demons. I can’t remember much and nobody here wants to talk about…

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I will conquer

By Poelo. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorder last year, but looking back my journey with both illnesses started a long time ago. I remember in high school I would have this blinding migraine headaches and consulted a…

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Talking about it helps

By Tania. My now 10 year old son was diagnosed with anxiety two months ago…wow what a shock..I never new or even thought that at such a young age kids could struggle with this. We have such a long way…

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I give myself the love I’m worthy of

By Mmatsie. I completed my BA Honours Degree in Strategic Communication in 2016. I was working and studying at the same time. During my last year when me and my group were presenting our projects I started having headaches and…

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How little people understand

By Regan. I was first diagnosed with major depressive disorder when my mum suffered a severe stroke that has left her disable, not able to speak and having to wear kimbies. I think I have always had depression but would…

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There is always a reason to get up and carry on

By Annie. At the age of 19 I was finally diagnosed. Finally I had a name to call this. This thing that has been overshadowing my life, my thoughts, my dreams. Depression. Today I’m 35 and I’ve seen this disease…

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Depression is debilitating if left untreated

By Lerato. There is nothing more painful than seeing the joy, happiness and fulfillment beaming from your children that you cannot reciprocate. Not because you don’t want to, but simply because you can’t. That part of you has been suppressed…

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Why do I always feel like this?

BY SADE GILIBERTI Everything around me always seems so dark? No one else around me feels sadness like I do? I can’t express this feeling with anybody else because they just won’t understand. These thoughts are normal to people who…

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My Journey With Depression

BY VUYELWA BOOI I always find it difficult when I’m asked to talk about my journey with depression. Ever since making the decision to come out publicly about my struggles, starting to talk about the subject, all these years later,…

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The Abyss

Some people call it “The Black Dog, some “a dark passenger”. I like dogs too much to call what I have a “Black Dog” and a dark passenger sounds too much like something out of the show about a serial…

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