Jennifer Agnew & Borderline Personality Disorder
“I was given this illness for some reason so I have no shame in it and if someone ever asks me, I will be the first one to tell them that I have a mental illness and that I am in recovery from it.” —Jennifer Agnew
“When I go out into a social environment, it means a lot of anxiety . . . I’m getting better at it but it’s still very difficult.” —Jennifer Agnew
“There is hope. Don’t give up.” —Jennifer Agnew
DIRECTOR: Sean Maher
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OC87 Recovery Diaries is an interactive website that features stories of mental health, empowerment and change, created by and for those whose journeys of recovery speak to audiences from all walks of life.
This project hopes to touch as many lives as possible and bring light to the lived experiences of recovery from mental illness: what matters, what helps, what’s hard, what might be next? OC87 Recovery Diaries exists to tell stories about how people with mental health challenges have created paths to meaningful lives. We feature stories that inspire and empower, stories that generate discussion and awareness.
OC87 Recovery Diaries presents a range of experiences—personal perspectives, recovery innovations, examples of empowerment, strengths and gaps in the mental health system, and efforts to dismantle stigma—all told by people moving through their own recovery journeys.