Every family who is raising or has raised a child with emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges probably has a story to tell. Sharing a piece of your journey or something you have learned along the way you can be a source of hope, inspiration and support to other families! We welcome you to share your story here on the ACMH website by typing it into the form at the bottom of this page.
To learn more about the benefits for sharing your story or for ideas about why to write click here to visit the Family Stories Page. When sharing your story on the ACMH website you can be as creative as you’d like. Your story does not have to be formal and your grammar and spelling does not have to be perfect! It’s totally up to you to decide what you feel like sharing. To view stories by other families click here.
Before Sharing/Submitting Your Story In the Box Below, Please Consider This:
Sharing your story does carry risks; the biggest being risks to your child and family’s privacy. ACMH is always conscious about protecting the privacy of the families we serve. So in an effort to ensure safety and confidentiality we ask that you not use last names and you may even want to consider creating fictitious names or using son, daughter, or my child, instead of your child’s name. We can also remove them for you if you’d like just type please change or remove names at the end of your story. We are not asking you to keep names private because we feel mental health is something to be ashamed of! We only want to be sure your privacy is protected and that you have control of when and how personal information about you and your family is shared and with whom. For more information about ‘strategic sharing’ click here to link to Family Stories Page.
Directions for Submitting Your Story:
Type your story right into the box below or if you prefer you can create your story in a WORD or other document and then copy and paste it in to the box when you are done. If you would like some help with your story before you submit it you can type it into the reply box below and the ACMH Education Coordinator can look at your story and provide any help you need before you post it.If writing or typing isn’t your thing but you really want to share your story call the ACMH office and let them know you would like to dictate your message and they can post it for you. All stories go to the ACMH Webmaster before they are posted to the site so please do not worry if it doesn’t seem to post perfectly. We will make sure everything is formatted for the page before we post it.
Thanks again for sharing your time, yourself and your story!