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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Travelling through the other side of depression, there’s a sudden realisation that the end of the tunnel, the road to recovery, is achievable. An only child, dealing with family illness proved tough – even though, at the time, I thought I was dealing with the stress. Both parents and my wife going through serious...

Hi, my name is Mary and several years ago I was in a professional job as a psychology lecturer. Perhaps I was naive, but I thought professionalism was about acting with good values and respect for others. I found out differently when I joined this college as a staff member in a small team of psychology lecturers. I became...

[Spoiler warning for Jessica Jones and Daredevil Season 2.] In the media, PTSD is often portrayed with serial killers, villains, and veterans. In general, mental illness is often portrayed in a “scary” light in media. Video games have horror genres that always take place in old mental institutions where it is deemed...

I tend not to stereotype as it goes against my belief system. But I am happy to discuss issues I faced in the South Asian community with mental illness, as after further investigation I can see that it is a culturally wide problem and not branch-specific to my family tree.  Monty Panesar, England Spinner recently opened...


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