Shared Stories

Isaac’s Story

I recently read the article that Sandra Richardson wrote to your group, and it resonated with the situation I’m experiencing now; I want to share my story. My name is Isaac, and I am a veteran whose rights were stripped away without due processes, like Ms. Richardson’s…

My Encounter with NY SAFE ACT (MHL 9.46)
My Encounter with NY SAFE ACT (MHL 9.46)

“I am writing to inform people not just about my experience, but about some steps they might take if they find themselves in the same situation. Provider and facility names have been left out of my story because they aren’t relevant. The NY SAFE Act allows this to happen to anyone, anywhere in New York State.”

Firearms and my daughter
Firearms and my daughter

“I have long said that there needs to be more of an understanding between mental health and the right to keep your firearms, we just did not know where to turn.”

A former firearms instructor’s story
A former firearms instructor’s story

“I wanted to share my experience with you on this Suicide Prevention Day. I used to be a firearms instructor. It was through my training and work with local law enforcement and domestic violence resources that I realized I was living in a domestic violence situation.”

Guns and Mental Health, It’s Not Anti-American!

Note: This story contains mention of suicide. “… The weight of it all is suffocating today. I love guns, and I love people. There is no dichotomy by those statements. The conversation about mental health and gun safety is not anti-American.”

Counselors cannot take your guns

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Nevada and National Certified Counselor, Jake Wiskerchen, shares the ethical and legal criteria that counselors and therapists are held to when it comes to your guns. If you’re a gun owner, you don’t have to be afraid to seek mental health treatment!

No Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Shared story from Elizabeth D. When you think of bipolar, you probably do not think of someone who has their Master’s degree and two additional certifications. You probably do not think of someone who has a successful career or is a mother of four. You probably assume...

Almost two years…

A message honoring the memory of somebody passed and an encouragement us to do better for our veterans.

The unexpected fight

“Want to see a smile light up a room? Take my 16 year-old son out to the range. Who doesn’t smile after shooting your shotgun but the smile expands and shines when you’ve got a great group. Days at the range with my son are the dreams of every shooting dad. My son and I don’t make it to the range often these days; let me explain.”