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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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Mitzi’s Story

Transcript: Hey everyone, my name is Mitzi Bachmann and I’m coming to you from over in Peterborough New Hampshire. I’m here to tell you a little bit about my experience living with mental illness and the successes that I’ve had in spite of it. Um, so for as far back as I can remember, all

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