Advice and tips on living with mental illness

These blogs offer advice and tips on how to talk about mental health to friends, colleagues and family as well as more general tips on dealing with mental illness.

They are written by people with personal experiences of mental health problems who, through talking about mental health openly, aim to break down stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that affects people across the country.

For instance, Shea wrote about the experiences of her and her husband and offers 5 top tips for dealing with mental health in a relationship.

Read other people’s stories below or pledge to share your experience of mental health today >>


There is nothing wrong with needing a little support

Hi I'm Kayleigh, and I'm 25.Kaylee's blog I've always found it hard to speak out. I always knew I had issues within myself, and I've always felt a let-down to my family that I didn't fit in. I never felt I could speak to my mother as I automatically thought she would judge and be disappointed in me. The prospect of being mentally ill was daunting and scary I just wanted to feel normal.

Depression doesn't define who you are as a person.

Last week was Depression Awareness Week and to raise awareness myself I've decided to write a blog post about it. It shouldn't just be one week that everyone talks about depression it should be every day because if we talk about mental health a lot more we can tackle the stigma in a more effective way. People choose not to talk about depression because of the lack of understanding and compassion in society today. Depression doesn't define who you are as a person.

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