Personal stories about mental health

Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year and no one should feel ashamed. By sharing our experiences, together we can end the stigma.

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Can someone please take me to hospital? I can’t quite remember how I ended up there, but...

I have always known my brain worked differently to other peoples. I have always known I had to work that little...

I’ve encountered a lot of relationships in my life that have made me feel a stigma surrounding mental health. It's been important for me to recognise and become aware of the individuals who I felt have done this. In doing so, I’ve been able to improve my own mental health by talking to those individuals, help them to...

So here’s my story, a 30 year old in a modern world. Diagnosed with Bipolar in 2012, after the passing of my nan which threw me into turmoil. I had spent many years battling with doctors, and medical professionals for nearly 10 years. Diagnosed with depression at the age of 17 I was always certain it was more than this,...


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