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 post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. I worked in spite of all that. However, due to mental health stigma I was discriminated against and all efforts were made for “constructive dismissal” at my workplace by line management. I have experienced bullying, harassment, discrimination, repeated...

Mind's Senior Media Advisor Jenni Regan blogs on why Channel 4's 'Life on the Psych Ward did nothing to help challenge negative stereotypes of mental illness.  I watched the Channel 4 documentary ‘Life on the Psych Ward’ with excitement last night. I am a huge fan of what both the South London and Maudsley NHS and Channel...

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,...

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