About Stories4Hope

Stories4Hope is a collection of inspiring stories of mental wellness and recovery.

As part of the #WeSupportU campaign from Wichita State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services, Stories4Hope highlights individuals with mental illness who have found hope and healing within their lives. Stories can be told through written articles or video. Anyone is welcome to participate.

*Please be aware that the stories discuss mental health themes, including trauma and suicide.

Featured Stories


Read about Alison’s Story4Hope and mental health journey of coping and healing after losing a friend from suicide.


Learn about Amber’s inspirational Story4Hope around substance abuse and how she keeps busy and healthy with exercise.

Dr. Aaron Austin

Learn about Dr. Aaron Austin’s Story4Hope. Dr. Austin is the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at WSU.


Listen to Randy talk about his struggles with depression while balancing class work, and more as a student athlete.

Want to share your Story4Hope?

Celebrating stories of struggle and resiliency helps us heal. If you would like to share your story of mental wellness and recovery, we would love to hear it.

Feel free to submit your story idea by clicking the button below. After you submit the form, someone from Suspenders4Hope will reach out with more information. Thank you for your willingness to share and show others that hope is possible.