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Thomas sits in his wheelchair, surrounded in green plants, holding a basket of tomatoes.

Thomas Jimino’s Story

I don’t consider myself or my story all that special, but maybe there will be a little something in it that will touch someone enough to get them through just one more day….Just….One….More….Day…. That day when you feel so much emotional pain that you don’t think you’re gonna make it. When it takes all you’ve

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Aaron sits on a rock with mountains in the background. He is smiling widely.

Aaron’s Story – My Brother’s Mental Illness

Where do I even begin? For all of you that know me, know that I would rather talk about anything but my brother, Kyle. My big brother. My mentor, and for many years, my role model. Someone I always looked up to. I can remember when he started junior high and wasn’t around in the

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Woman in a black shirt with a wood and fabric background

Tonia’s Story

My name is Tonia, and this is my story. I always knew that I had something wrong with me, but I was not sure what it was. In 2008, I had my first relapse and I thought my world was over, but it wasn’t. I went to DHMC several times and even had ECT treatments,

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Woman in a mask holding an I Walk sign for NAMIWalks NH

Tricia’s Story

TW: suicide This year I have been hospitalized twice for my mental illness due to medical complications. At the time, I felt there was no hope and I would NEVER get better. I struggled with intrusive thoughts and suicidal ideations, and I struggled with just making it through the day. With the help of my

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Woman holding a microphone. Kelly Ehrhart founding member of ABLE NH's Nashua Chapter

Kelly’s Story

“I am Kelly E., and I live in New Hampshire. I have a serious mental illness and autism spectrum disorder. I am the President of People First of New Hampshire, a nonprofit organization led by people with disabilities that advocates for equal rights. I am a strong advocate and won a statewide advocacy award in

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