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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Attitudes towards mental health within my family and Mormon upbringing left me undiagnosed and untreated for anxiety disorder my whole life. I have suffered with anxiety disorder since age 11 till age 38 (now) – that's 27 years! Only around 30 did I start thinking something might be wrong with me, and that’s when I...

On paper, I’m a 22 year old Psychology graduate with a lovely boyfriend and a supportive family. I spend about 90% of the time in fleecy PJ bottoms, have very high maintenance eyebrows and am very fond of cake. However, what many people don’t know about me is that I face a daily battle with obsessive compulsive disorder (...

When I was diagnosed with emotionally unstable personality disorder/ borderline personality disorder earlier on this year there was a strange sense of relief. I finally knew what was going on with me. I knew that depression didn't explain some of my symptoms. I had too much going on for that to be true. The symptoms...

It’s amazing what lengths men will go to in order to cover up their psychological unwellness. It’s a taboo topic in the pub. You can’t just openly admit that your anxiety has ravaged your insides till the point where you’ve questioned reality. They don’t want to know, it might lead them to question their own minds, but...

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