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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It was an amazing opportunity to be involved in the Time To Change stunt which took place on a working Sheffield tram on 25th and 26th of January. It felt controversial, we were presenting the people of Sheffield with a tram compartment redesigned as 'padded cell', a symbol which is associated with the more negative...

Here's a piece of information which might make one or two recoil in shock. For the most part you couldn't spot a depressive from any other member of society; you might need to get very close to someone before it became apparent.Sadly getting close to someone for long enough for them to realise that periods of depressive...

Mark writes about how he set up a magazine which tells the real story about mental health issues, with contributions coming almost entirely from people with lived experience of mental health problems.I received my diagnosis after a disastrous attempt to study at university. I was unable to overcome the challenges I was...

The right to “freedom of expression" is enshrined by article 19 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. It is a right that in the largely democratic West many of us take as read.Freedom of expression has shown itself as a powerful tool in the many civil rights movements throughout history, from the right for...

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