Health & Wellness

"I told her once I wasn't good at anything. She told me survival is a talent." -Susanna Kaysen


About Us

Our Mission

You've heard the saying before... Don't just survive, thrive!

But for individuals experiencing mental and/or physical challenges, all they CAN do is focus on survival. There's no shame in that. 

Survival is a Talent is more than a health and wellness website. It is a platform for individuals with a chronic illness to share their stories. 

It is a community of acceptance, and a place to educate those who may still be coming to terms with their diagnosis or enlighten those who might have the wrong ideas. Most of all, Survival is a Talent is a celebration of our survival.

Stories of Survival

Stories of Survival is a monthly feature where individuals with a chronic mental or physical illness share their personal story. From embracing bipolar disorder to managing fibromyalgia, each story is unique and brings the reader into the life of an individual who knows the true meaning of survival.

If you're interested in sharing your story, take a look at the guidelines and fill out the contact form!



The content on this website is NOT an attempt to diagnose or treat anyone with a physical or mental illness. This website is a resource run by peers and CANNOT substitute the advice of a medical professional.

If you are in a crisis, call the Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or Chat online.

Some links on this site may be affiliate links. This helps our website remain afloat and keep raising chronic illness awareness. Thank you!