Patient Narrative


How I Experienced Depression as a Teenager

Mental health speaker, Mike Veny shares his story of growing up as a teenager with depression and what would have helped to treat it during that time.

By Mike Veny

How to Create Your Morning Routine

Paying attention to one’s morning routine can help build better control over emotions.

By Mike Veny

The Rewards of Mental Health Support Groups

My mental health support group has also sparked better results in sessions with my therapist.

By Mike Veny

I Have Vulvodynia, But It Took Years to Put a Name to My Pain

Lauren was only 14 when she first started experiencing pain “down there.” But doctor after doctor told her nothing was wrong. This is her story.

By Lauren Ferrier

One Man’s Journey with Testicular Cancer

Most people who have cancer won’t encounter it until much later in life, but testicular cancer is different — a male is at risk for it as early as 15 years old.

By Alisha Bridges

5 Ways I’m Suffering and You’d Never Know

These are the ways I suffer as a psoriatic arthritis patient that you might not realize.

By Julie Cerrone Croner

The Realities of a Stem Cell Transplant

Read Traver Hutchins’ story about what it’s actually like to receive a stem cell transplant and some of his tips that helped him throughout the process.

By Lara DeSanto

Spartan Race Fenway Park: A Review

And we’re back again with How Much Can My Body Take: The Chronicles, my adventures in stupidity. When we last left our misguided leader, I had just tackled the 11-mile Tough Mudder race in Frederick, MD. Before that, it was the Insanity: Fast and Fur...

By Chris Regal