Personal stories about mental health

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It’s Time to Talk Day and World Cancer Day today, which is doubly significant for me. A few years ago, in my final year of uni, I was diagnosed with stage 1 testicular cancer. Treatment was relatively simple: I had the offending article removed, and a bout of chemo, all in all a short but highly unpleasant treatment...

Suicide still carries an enormous stigma for not only those who survive suicide attempts but for the families of those who have taken their own life. My mother took her own life when I was five years old; she left behind a husband and two daughters. I remember my dad telling me that mummy had gone to sleep and that she...

Natasha Devon MBE is founder of the Self-Esteem Team and the Government's first ever Mental Health Champion for schools. Follow her...

Claire_'s picImagine breaking your leg, it’s a bad break and you’re in a lot of pain, but you’re afraid to ask for help. It’s only a broken leg right? I mean...


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