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 told my manager in my job that I was experiencing depression and that I was on medication which would affect my ability to do my job. He said he did not believe that my medication was effecting my performance, and that I was just not up to doing my job and I would be dismissed in three months time unless I improve. I...

Watch Richard's blog about the negative judgements he's faced at work because of his bipolar, and how he wishes people would consider the positive traits that can come out of mental illness: Transcript: Hello, my name is Richard, and I’d like to discuss some of the feelings I’ve had, and difficulties in the workplace,...

I was 18 the first time I was completely and utterly whacked round the face by anxiety. It was the summer before I was due to go to university. I remember being at work and suddenly feeling like the world looked different, people became blurry and I felt disorientated- it was terrifying. I left the shop I was working in...

So I’m 21 studying Geography and living between Cardiff and Gloucestershire. I have a number of great friends and love spending time with them and going out but also enjoy peaceful times on my own. I love my course and I really enjoy being active. Sounds like a dating profile, I know. But that is the point of this blog – ...

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