Psycom knows that life is especially challenging right now and when you’re feeling anxious, depressed, angry, or afraid —  it’s even tougher.

At Psycom, we believe in public service. It’s an old-fashioned concept but a timeless practice.

What it means is, we are here To Serve You.

How do we do this?

Essentially by connecting you to really helpful resources, expert advice, and stories about other people who live with similar mental health struggles. Our aim is to provide reassurance, insight, and unwavering support.

But we’re also attempting to build a community. Peer support, essentially.

Hey, we get it. Therapy is expensive and we understand that many people don’t have access to health insurance and doctors or effective treatments and medication. We also know that lived experience is valuable and can make a difference, too.

We want Psycom to be a place where people help each other by sharing what they’ve learned struggling through their own challenging experiences.

If you’ve been through something difficult — a breakdown, a breakup, or a break with reality — we’d like to hear from you. Or perhaps you are the friend or relative of someone who lives with a mental illness. Your insight can be helpful to others as well.

Of course, each person is unique and what works for one person may not work the same way for someone else but sharing your struggles lets them know they aren’t alone in theirs.

So how ’bout it?

Please share your story. If words aren’t your thing, consider sending us a short video, illustration, or audio recording that explains what you’ve been through and what you did to keep going, in the box, below.

Help us build a robust community of people who care for each other. We’d really like to hear from you!

Want to Help Others? Share What You Know

Right now, there are two ways to connect:

1. Submit your story in the box, below.
Send an email, video, or audio file to Psycom’s editor.

2. Post a comment on Psycom’s Facebook or Instagram accounts.
Use the hashtag #storiesnotstigma on either Facebook, or Instagram.

Unfortunately, we can’t provide compensation for personal stories but if your story is published on Psycom, we’ll create an author’s page for you (with your headshot and a brief bio) and your work will be shared on our social media platforms and in our eNewsletter with more than 160,000 subscribers.

Check out our editorial guidelines and this personal story of hope and this one, too if you’re in need of some inspiration!

Last Updated: Sep 8, 2020