We believe in the healing power of mental health storytelling.
Here, you aren’t alone.

We believe in the power of storytelling

Brave Expressions is a mental health storytelling platform that empowers people to express their experiences through any creative outlet. Our mission is to create a space where people can express their mental health stories, learn about others’ experiences, and know they're not alone.

Hear our voices

Experience stories created by our contributors, who can express themselves through any creative outlet that resonates with them, including poetry, art, and anything in between.
Hopelessness Can Bring Strength
Jerri Clark
Writing

Suicide, Trauma, Criminalization, Psychotic Disorders, Family

Telling Others What I Needed To Hear
Jonathan Blake
Art

Depression, Gun, Self-Care, Self-Talk, Passive Suicidal Ideation

Full Disclosure
Kim See
Writing

Persistent Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Apathy, Loneliness, Passive Suicidal Ideation

Three Generations
Just Evelyn
Art

Bipolar, Suicide, Impulse Control Disorder, Psychotic Depression, ADHD

What I Learned Living With Bipolar Disorder
Malisa Nguyen
Writing

Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, Motivation, Hope

Poetry Clears My Head
Nathan Faust
Poetry

OCD, Career, Self-Worth, Anxiety, Detaching From Reality

Intrinsic Goodness in the Illness with 1,000 Faces
Miriam Feldman
Video Interview

Schizophrenia, Suicide, Caregiver, Family, Bipolar

A Thorn's Impact
Mayte Castro
Poetry

Emotional Abuse, Abuse, Trauma, Manipulation, Drugs and Alcohol

Take a Breath
Riley Mehl
Writing

Anxiety, OCD, Perfectionism, Self-Worth, Panic Attacks

The “Looking-Glass Self”
Brave Anonymous
Writing

Depression, Emotional Abuse, Friendships, Family, Hope

Broken Hearts Spark a Conversation
Race Porter
Interview

Depression, Anxiety, Family, Sports , Courage

Mind Whirled
Cody Kuiack
Poetry

Poetry, Schizophrenia, Meditation, Transition, Hope

Thorn
Anna Vizzare
Writing

Anxiety, Family, Caregiver, Grief, Cancer

Stage Fright
Mikko Juan
Writing

Self-Worth, Career, Stress, Art, Perfectionism

Is Blood Truly Thicker Than Water?
Brave Anonymous
Writing

Family, Relationship , Self-Worth, Boundaries, Stress

Bipolar Beastie: Confessions From Quarantine
Elora Lyda
Art

Mood Disorder, Bipolar, Anxiety, Medication, Courage

My First Psychiatric Hospitalization
Eloise Abbott
Art

Art, Depression, Psychiatric Hospitalization, Suicide Attempt, Self-Injury

Fathers And Their Sons
Aaron B.
Writing

Anxiety, Abuse, Family, Childhood Trauma, Relationship

Learning to Persevere
Sara Tieu
Poetry

Anxiety, Depression, Family, Poetry, Career

My Affirmations
Bridget Lewis
Art

Anxiety, Career, Art, Competition, Internship

More Than A Title
Sarah Strickler
Writing

Anxiety, Depression, Family, Perfectionism, Career

Everyone has a story. We want to hear yours.

If you’d like to submit a story or creative piece, visit our submissions page. We accept submissions at any time, from anyone, about anything, in any form.
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