At Half a Sorrow, we believe that stories have the power to save lives.

By sharing your own experience with mental health struggles, loss, trauma, or recovery, you can inspire hope in someone else feeling alone in the darkness.

If you feel called to share your story, this is a safe space to be heard without judgment. We invite you to open your heart and speak your truth.

Your story matters – it can forge human connections across barriers of stigma and silence. It can illuminate that no life is without meaning, no matter how much pain it holds. Your vulnerability takes courage, but that courage can lift someone else up.

We ask that you share your story with compassion – for yourself and others who may be reading. Focus on your personal journey, the insights you’ve gained, and the healing you’ve found.

While we review all submissions, we may not be able to publish every story on our blog due to safety considerations. However, we deeply appreciate each person who entrusts us with their story. 

You are not alone.

If you feel ready to share your experience with suicide, mental health struggles, addiction, trauma, or recovery, we are ready to listen. Your story is a gift. Let it be a light leading others out of the darkness.