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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If I didn't have my friends I wouldn't be as happy as I am now. In my darkest moments, they support me. When I feel like there is no light, they switch it on. When my thoughts are drowning me, they give me a new perspective. When I feel like a failure, they remind me of my worth. At every single point of my journey through...

I have anxiety and depression. I also suffer from panic attacks. It makes life so hard on a daily basis, everything I seem to worry and panic about, literally everything. Going out and socialising, I can't do much because of my anxiety. It sucks having both of them because most of the times they just come together and make...

My name is Andy.  I’ve suffered terribly with depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember but I’ve only come to terms with it over the last 18 months.                                        In 2008 my closest circle of friends of five, sadly became a circle of 4 following the untimely death of Perry.  Perry...

What happens if your friend stops texting you back? No longer seems interested when you suggest a night out? It’s so easy to automatically assume that perhaps they’re losing interest in your friendship. Sometimes, the reality can be that they are facing a daily battle with their own mind. Mental illness comes in different...

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