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Telling Tales

25 EpisodesProduced by Mental Health ConnecticutWebsite

The following stories are told by writers and mental health advocates from MHC's Write On! program. These stories are raw, personal, and may contain language not suitable for all listeners. To view these in video format (with captions) visit www.mhconn.org/WriteOn.

25 Episodes | 2019

Write On! Sara

October 2nd, 2019

6:03

Sara shares her #metoo story in a powerful spoken word piece.

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Write On! Kim

September 25th, 2019

5:14

Kim shares her struggles with addiction and the scars you collect when living with a mental health condition. 

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Write On! Justin

September 18th, 2019

7:48

Justin shares his personal story of living with Schizophrenia. 

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Write On! Deidre

September 11th, 2019

8:19

Deidre shares how her faith has helped in her mental health journey. 

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Write On! Meredith

September 4th, 2019

6:57

Meredith shares what she wishes people knew about mental illness and insight into her own personal journey of living with a mental illness. 

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Write On! - Jamie

August 28th, 2019

7:20

Jamie shares a love story and what it's like to be "on both sides of the rope" while having bipolar.

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Write On! Keith

August 21st, 2019

5:56

Keith shares what it's like to live and write with anxiety and depression. Listen and get to know how others can be allies to him and those like him. 

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Write On! Riffat

August 14th, 2019

5:02

Riffat is a young man with a lot of questions. He is the only one who can define himself. Listen and get to know Riffat as he shares his struggles with mental health. 

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Write On! Saley

February 13th, 2019

8:20

Saley shares her “struggle analysis” and gives hope to those on their journey towards wellness.
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Write On! Paolo

February 13th, 2019

7:04

Paolo knows the best time to dance is 10:38 while doing the dishes. Join him on this dance as he shares an emotional piece.
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Write On! Katie

February 13th, 2019

8:32

Katie has always been a writer. Listen as she shares a piece of her ongoing journey towards wellness.
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Write On! Josh

February 13th, 2019

5:52

Josh shares his story of life with depression and the hope he has for better days ahead.
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Write On! Freddy

February 13th, 2019

11:10

Freddy shares his story so we can better understand how he envisions recovery.
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Write On! Cayla

February 13th, 2019

11:58

Cayla shares a series of vignettes based on her experiences with depression. Hello?

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Write On! Leslie

February 13th, 2019

10:53

Leslie challenges the fears derived from stigma and addresses the notion that we end up like our parents.
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Write On! Sara

February 13th, 2019

14:03

Sara shares an intimate look at 9 days inside a psychiatric ward.

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Write On! Lauren

February 13th, 2019

5:43

Lauren shares the raw and emotional story of the impact her father’s past has on her mental health.

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Write On! Sylvia

February 13th, 2019

7:01

Sylvia wants to help others who may be struggling with anxiety feel less alone. Listen as she details a day in her life with anxiety as she works toward recovery. 

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Write On! Sam

February 13th, 2019

7:34

Sam shares a little known story of trauma from the Sandy Hook tragedy and makes us think about how stigma deepens when mental illness is falsely portrayed in the media. 

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Write On! Kelsey

February 13th, 2019

4:59

Kelsey is a poet who shares an introspective piece on substance abuse and the struggles of silencing the urge to “answer the call” of addiction. 

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Write On! Kat

February 13th, 2019

12:25

Kat takes you on a journey into the convoluted mental health care system and the isolation she endures while seeking recovery. 

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Write On! Jess

February 13th, 2019

6:14

Jess shares the heartbreak and the lessons she learned from letting someone close to her learn about her inner most secrets and mental health challenges. 

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Write On! Jaime

February 13th, 2019

11:38

Jaime didn’t have a choice in facing her trauma. A survivor of child abuse that resulted in a very public court battle, she shares her tale of PTSD, …

Write On! Fallyn

February 13th, 2019

10:42

Fallyn not only tells her story, she helps you feel it. Her story of emotional and physical abuse and loneliness is raw, unfiltered, and as real as it gets. 

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Write On! Em

February 13th, 2019

10:04

Em lets you peek into her diary as she reads letters to her younger self that describe the loss, self-harm, heartbreak, abuse, and hope she’s experienced. 

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