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  • Bee’s #myunpolishedjourney Story

    #myunpolishedjourney stories are stories individuals share about their journey with mental illness and recovery. Interested in sharing? Email us at info@unpolishedjourney.org. Tell me a little about yourself.  My name is Bee, and I am 21 years old. I am hoping to return to education in September to study Psychology after taking some time off to […]
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  • Baylee’s #myunpolishedjourney Story

    #myunpolishedjourney stories are stories individuals share about their journey with mental illness and recovery.  Interested in sharing?  Email us at info@unpolishedjourney.org.   Tell us a little about yourself. Hello hello! I’m Baylee, and I am 27 years old. I grew up in a friendly suburban town just outside of Chicago up until my early twenties; […]
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  • Imade’s #myunpolishedjourney Story

    Tell us a little about yourself. I’m Imade, (pronounced ee-MAH-day), a 30-year-old black woman who deals with severe depression. I grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. I’m a writer. After ignoring this for years, I realize writing is the primary way I process my experiences and share them with the world. I also have a […]
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  • Rediscovering Trust in Eating Disorder Recovery

    Written by: Zoe Speirs, contributing writer.  Follow more of her journey on her Instagram, @boporecoverywarrior.    “None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.” – Paulo Coelho When I first embarked on my recovery from an eating disorder, I remember […]
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  • A Grateful Heart

    Written by: Marcela Sabía, contributing writer.  Follow more of her journey at marcelailustra.com, or on her Instagram, @marcelailustra. The other day I posted on my Instagram story, welcoming hundreds of new followers. I was moved and inspired. Three years ago I had less than 1,000 followers and was starting over in nearly every area of […]
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  • Change Your Attitude by Choosing Gratitude

    Written by: Megan Lawrence, contributing writer.  Follow more of her journey at HealingHopefuls.com or on her Instagram, @in.my.own.words.   There is no such thing as recovery without gratitude, and if there was, it would be hard to maintain. While gratitude is not required to start your recovery journey, I want to ask you to just […]
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