Mental health problems affect people that you know and your attitude can affect their life. Mental health problems can affect anyone A forklift truck driver “I was extremely worried about what people would think of me when I took time off for depression” Matt A paramedic “I’m used to going to hospital as part of my job, but when I had a breakdown I went in as a patient.” Andrew A father “I’ve got a mental health problem, but as a typical well-built man, we don’t ask for help, we just try and get on with it.” A student “I struggled with my mental health for years before I even went to see a doctor... I wish someone had told my teenage self it was ok to ask for help.” Mary A businesswoman “I hadn’t considered that I might have depression – I didn’t ever think that would apply to me. But when I realised, it was like a light came on. I thought: ‘of course.’” Karin What you can do Someone you know right now will have a mental health problem; they just don’t know how to tell you. Find out how to help.