YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Read and listen to messages from other people who have been where you are now, messages from people who are still struggling with what you are, and messages from people who you may never meet but who care about your life.

Messages from persons in T&T to anyone struggling

If you’re currently struggling, click play to listen to messages from people all across T&T.

Too often we think that we are alone in experiencing the bad thoughts and feelings, but being not okay is a huge part of the collective human experience.

Radeyah H. Ali

There is hope. Hope. Hope. Hope. (By Kyle)

Nobody is without any sort of trouble (By Nadine)

It’s okay to feel real feelings as a man. (By Marlon)

Life is worth living (By Jasmine)

"If you need to celebrate that you got out bed and made yourself breakfast, celebrate that. If you need to celebrate that you went to work for the entire week this week, or to school for the entire week this week, celebrate that. Your success this week may not look like someone else's success, but it's just as important."

- Kenycia Doyle

I can relate to what you're going through: Della

If you’re struggling, if you’re in a dark place right now and would like to know that someone else feels the same way you do, read Della’s story.

“I get it and I’m sure there are others out there who get it, too” (By Kenycia)

“You are not alone. Keep praying, keep fighting that battle.” (By Natile)

“It’s very easy to put on a facade that everything is fine.” (by Andy Himself)

I have seen people who came out of years of depression. Keep believing that one day everything will change and it will get better.

Tricia Ramkhalawan, Miss T&T 2020 Contestant

"You are an undeniable force to be reckoned with. Let it be known that you have total control over your own mind, body and soul. You can say no. You are worthy of respect. You are worthy of love. You are worthy. You are good enough, and you don’t need anything else to be good enough for someone."

Letter to girls who don't know their own worth >

A message by Dr. Sabrina Ramkisson to anyone struggling with postpartum depression

To anyone currently struggling with postpartum depression, here is Dr Ramkisson’s message to you to help you be kinder to yourself right now.

Listen to Krista's experience with depression

A reminder to anyone with depression, especially anyone whose depression made them feel like they’ve lost years of their life, that you are not alone.

Listen to three minutes of people in Trinidad and Tobago remind you that you are not alone

"You are not alone. I've been there. And I know what it's like."

If you’re struggling in any of these ways, listen to Anne-Marie’s story as a reminder that you are not alone in this and that others can relate to what you’re going through. TW for mentions of self-harm and suicide.

“The world is full of people, and just because you’ve met a million people that you didn’t sync with doesn’t mean there aren’t people for you out there.”

“I believe your “why” for doing something should be meaningful to you, and fulfilling to you once achieved. No one else but you can decide your “why””.

Share your own story of struggling with your mental health to remind others that they’re not alone, or share encouraging messages to other persons who are struggling: email us at notokaytt@gmail.com or submit at www.notokaytt.org/index.php/submissions.