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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Depression... Reading that word made you feel a bit uncomfortable, right? Almost as if it is a bad word we shouldn’t use in our normal vocabulary. I get it, the idea of mental illness is frightening so the easiest way to deal with it is, well, to avoid it. Living with mental illness is terrifying, tiring and consuming....

I grew up throughout my whole adolescence a lost little soul, hiding away my internal sufferings from those around me in my life, and desperately seeking the answers as to why I was so unhappy compared to all my other peers. Little did I know, that 10 and a half years later it would all make sense. The day I sat in my...

I have a personality disorder. I have had it my entire life, but I was only diagnosed two years ago. Since then, and especially in the past six months, I have noticed a difference in how other people react if I choose to disclose that I happen to have a personality disorder and it has cost me to the point that I now feel...

Yesterday, Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to tackle the stigma and discrimination around mental health in schools and the workplace. Read the full speech and Time to Change's response. If you'd like to change the way mental health is treated in your workplace, find out what you can do.  --- An intense...


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