Share Your Experience
FOUR WAYS TO SHARE
Your personal mental health story
Your experience with therapy
Your mental health learnings
How YOU’VE helpED a loved one
Sharing your experience with mental health provides inspiration and support for others
Why do you have people share their stories?
At the Overt Foundation, we believe that being open with ourselves and others is part of the healing and self-fulfillment journey. By sharing our stories with others, we can grow stronger and also inspire others to be better as well.
Can I share my story anonymously?
Yes, when you share your story you can elect to only display your first name or initials so that you remain anonymous. We encourage people to share with their name, but you can do whatever makes you feel comfortable.
Who will read my story?
There are many people that come to our website and read the stories and articles that are posted. A lot of these people may be struggling with mental health as well and so these stories can be a source of inspiration for them
What should I write about?
You can describe your past experiences with mental health, what has helped you, the people that have helped you, where you are in your journey, and also where you hope to be in the future. Feel free to write about what makes your mental health journey unique.
What are the different share options?
We encourage everyone to share their personal story, but we also have options for people to share their specific coping mechanisms for mental health struggles, how to help a loved one or friend that is going through a difficult time, and also your personal experience with therapy.
Is there anything I shouldn’t include in my story?
We would encourage people not to include any details that are too graphic. We would also ask that you do not post any offense language. This includes racist or sexist remarks as well as curse words and other inappropriate language.
How long should my story be?
Your story can be as long as you would like it to be. If you want to write just one paragraph you can. If it ends up being 10 pages that is also okay!
Can I edit my story later?
Yes, you can edit your story later.