Talking about mental health

Living with a personality disorder, one day at a time

Last summer, my boyfriend dumped me. It was a serious relationship and we were about to get married. It wasn’t a healthy relationship. I used him as my crutch. I told myself ‘as long as I have him, I’ll be fine.’ I knew that there was a possibility he could leave and not necessarily by choice e.g. a tragic accident could befall him.  I knew that when he left, I wouldn’t be able to cope but I didn’t do anything about it. This proved to be a serious mistake.

It is time to talk about postpartum psychosis

Psychosis. What sort of images come into your mind when you think about that word?Naomi's blog My guess is that you didn’t immediately think of a new mum with a tiny baby. Postpartum Psychosis happened to me, and happens to around 1400 new mums every year in the UK. When my first baby was just ten days old I needed to be admitted to psychiatric hospital.

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.

If we talked more about mental health, people wouldn't wait to get help

During my second year of university, the pressure of exams was looming and I found myself in a place I had never previously been – one filled with anxiety, feelings of failure and a constant fear that I would never be good enough to embark upon the career that I had worked so hard for.

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