THE Movement

The posts below are contributed by members of our community. Our hope is that through reading their stories, you will feel that you are not alone. Mental health struggles are real, but so is an understanding community where you can belong.

It was a warm day in April 2017. My day started as they usually do…wake up, shower, eat, pill. That evening was Easter supper at my aunt’s (a welcome break […]
I was always a good kid, I almost always listened to my mother and I always listened to my mother when it was about something important. Except one time. The […]
Sometimes I struggle to get out of bed in the morning. Not because I didn’t get enough sleep, but because I can’t bear to think about what the day might […]
I used to be so thankful that I’m a strong person. I take comfort in knowing I’m dependable, and it brings me overwhelming joy to be the person my loved […]
I am struggling. Yes, I said it. It feels good to say it out loud, actually. As an admitted Type A personality, parenthood has brought me down to earth in […]
Who is Kinijalele? Who is Savanna? My brand is recovery, maybe not online, but certainly in my understanding of myself. If I asked myself? I am Savanna, I am a […]
An insatiable need to live runs deep Though these walls confine me Anxious, depressed, thought weak These terms do not define me The door opens, outside awaits First few steps […]
Just think it away, take some deep breaths That’s what they’ve tried to tell me Here, just take these pills, use this oil These things, they’ve tried to sell me […]
Life can be overwhelming Sometimes, I still feel I can’t breathe But it’s gone from hospital trips To needing to be alone, or needing to leave Just because I smile […]