“Getting treatment is one of the most profound and amazing ways I’ve helped myself in life.”
Sharing your story is up to you. Sharing someone else’s story is up to them. Seek permission, offer guidance, respect the experience.
“Here you never know the person’s diagnosis next to you and what their history is, and it does not matter … They gave me that push.”
“People trust me, people value my input and that’s a great feeling, and you can’t get that feeling by going out with people drinking.”
“It gave me something to think about, rather than the dark thoughts. It keeps me going.”
Disclosure needs the right time and strength. When the door opens, the weight lifts off your shoulders.
“I decided to tell my story because I don’t want other people to go through what I went through…I want to give other people hope.”
“My life currently is really amazing. I never imagined that I would actually live past 25…. I’m looking at my future…. the future that I see 5 years from now is so gorgeous.”
“I want to see what I can do now, more than ever. I want to prove it to myself. What can this new Tara be capable of?”
“Recovery had to come from within inside of me…I was able to get better and reinvent myself.”