This is a space where families, friends, or those recovering can share their stories to help other people who feel hopeless and alone in their struggles. It could be the catalyst another person needs to finally get help.
Your recovery story, like your recovery, is yours and yours alone. Before telling your story, there are some things to consider in order to ensure that it benefits you and your listeners.
Depending on where you are in your recovery, it’s a good idea to talk to your mental health provider about telling your story. They can help you decide whether now is the right time to open up to others. Sharing your story will likely bring up strong emotions and can leave you feeling exposed and vulnerable, so it’s important to be in the right state of mind. As always, your recovery and health come first.