Hi! My name is Kiley McCracken and I am currently a senior at Logan High School. I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder when I was about thirteen years old. A few years later when I was fifteen, I was also diagnosed with depression. Mental illnesses sadly...

Hi! My name is Kiley McCracken and I am currently a senior at Logan High School. I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder when I was about thirteen years old. A few years later when I was fifteen, I was also diagnosed with depression. Mental illnesses sadly...

I could write a whole book or two about ways that I cope with mental illness, specifically depression and anxiety, but 750 words will have to do. There no set-in-stone way to cope, but my favorite way is listening to music. For a long time I used it as an escape,...

I was born two months early, on May 5th, 2003. After my mother was life-flighted to the UofU hospital. As soon as my mother and I were well enough to get out of the hospital, she dropped me off at my aunt’s and disappeared for about two weeks. I never knew my father,...

Life had always been easy for me. Despite everything that was going on around me, I was happy. I grew up in Ogden with my mom, and every other weekend I would go to my dad’s house in Brigham city, and eventually Woods Cross. I went to junior high in central...