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We are always here to educate, no matter the situation because we've been there. Stigma ends where words start. Sending you lots of love and wishing you a healthy mind,
The STS team.
Fayth has a passion for music, writing, preforming and helping others. Fayth was diagnosed with several different mental disorders since the age of 6. It started with anxiety, progressed to depression at the age of 12, progressed again to Manic Depression at 16, and now she is sitting at a self diagnosed (been on a waiting list for another evaluation for years) form of Borderline Personality Disorder. Regardless of the excessive amounts of diagnoses, her symptoms have remained the same. She has been on several different medications, seen countless therapists and doctors, but Fayth knows at the end of the day, the only one that can help her is herself. She has been at rock bottom many times, but is resilient and always bounces back from adversity. With her intelligence and different outlook on life, she has found her voice and plans on using it to save the lives of anyone who is struggling with mental illness.
Nick has a taste for
punk rock, guitar, art, advertising
and writing. Nick is blessed with a
curse called GAD - General Anxiety
Disorder. GAD tricks your brain into
worrying about everything.
Something that wouldnt bother
the average person would bother a
GAD victim to the full extent.
Constant anxiety attacks also occur.
The only treatment Nick needs is
friends and love. He refuses pills at
the idea of them being a crutch. He
believes therapy is only valid if it is
from a best friend. He stands by his
condition through thick and thin
because he shows it o as a gift - A
sickness he believes only makes
him stronger. Nick is here to help in
any way he can, because he
understands what the struggles
are. He is open to conversation. He
willing to save lives.
“The struggle i went through has value.”
“Calling it lunacy makes it easier to explain away the things we don’t understand.”
“Sick not weak.”