A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

More than half a million short stories have been shared here. Read more about six.

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Mental illness, you or family affected?

by Mourningdove on July 23, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I have severe depression right now that is really making me drained. I told a friend about my depression, and could see it really made her uncomfortable.
I guess there is still a stigma to having "issues"
I think every one in my family has something. But a lot of them drank alcohol too. I feel many were self medicating for mental pain. But back even a few years having mental or emotional issues was covered up or not spoken of.


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