"What I think is really great about Talking Stick is that no matter where I'm at or what I'm doing I can just tap in for that one hour and really be apart of a conversation with some like minded individuals. Maybe that whole day I've been driving in the car or working in solitude, so having that time to feel connected with others and also take away something meaningful from it is a really good thing. I really appreciate that. Thank you Talking Stick!"
"I love Talking Stick because it's a place where I feel not so alone. The topics really resonate with me, like strategies to deal with anxiety or trauma or sugar addiction, and it's all done in a really safe, structured way so that at the end some of my worries are gone and they feel taken care of."
"I didn't realize how much I needed to express what I'm going through. As I was telling my story I could feel the compassion from others and I started to feel more compassion for myself."
"I grew up with pain, anger, depression and never had anybody to talk to. I pretty much had to suck it up. To me, that was how life was and the traumas I experienced still affect me to this day. Now, I know it wasn't normal and it wasn't my fault. I have friends I can talk to. This is where TalkingStick comes in. Because of what I went through, I know there are so many people out there who need to talk and want to feel or hear that they are not alone. I wish TalkingStick was around during the time I was growing up, it would have stopped me from the drugs, gangs and self-destruction. It gives me pleasure to know that with TalkingStick others will be saved from themselves."
"TalkingStick has made me feel less alone. I always leave the phone call feeling better."
"I found talking to strangers I could actually open up more and be more truthful about my situation. There is a freedom in being anonymous."