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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I have experienced poor mental health at times for most of my life and always struggled with emotions, thoughts and low confidence. I had a big breakdown 2 years ago and slowly got my life back with the support of my lovely family, friends, various mental health services and work colleagues. I now feel better than I ever...

Why are we so shy when it comes to reaching out? So many people will experience mental health problems, but a lot of us – especially men – still don’t consider mental health relevant to us. But we’ll all know someone with a mental health problem, even if they haven’t felt able to tell us yet.  I hadn’t thought about...

I have dissociative identity disorder. I have seven other parts, and often find myself struggling to explain to people why my presentation is variable through age, ability and capacity – to name a few areas. There is so much assumed about having multiple parts. I am often referred to as having a “split personality” and...

It's all about people isn't it?  Life that is.  As we look back on our happiest memories for the most part it's the people that shared those moments with us that made them so special; it's people that add the colour and character to life's precious moments. It's people that can make the biggest difference to us when life...

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