Stay Awhile Project

The Stay Awhile Project was a writing contest, a call to arms, hosted in May/June of 2021. We asked our followers on Instagram to submit their own stories of depression, suicidal ideation, hope, and inspiration. It was a wonderful coming together, a place for people to open up and anonymously share their experiences.
You can read all of these submissions HERE
In running this contest, I found myself in a profound experience. A minutiae of emotions, reminders of my own battle with depression in each story. It was rather quite exhausting, but therapeutic.
I want to say a giant thank you to everyone who participated. You are all wonderful people. 
If you have missed the original writing contest, but would still like to share your story, please email it to:
We will post it up for everyone to read. All submissions are anonymous.