Here is a collection of user-submitted stories on the impact Walk The Talk America has had and other topics we’re passionate about. We hope you find comfort from others who share experiences similar to yours and learn from new perspectives.
If you would like to share your story, we’d love to hear it. Your story can be the inspiration that keeps a person motivated!
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)
“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
“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
“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!