February 5, 2015

My name is Sophie and I have experienced depression and anxiety.

My mental illness has affected my college education as getting up each morning is a battle.

My greatest source of support has been the friends that understand, the doctors and my tutors.

My hope for the future is that I will overcome my struggles and that everyone experiencing mental health issues feels able to talk and find the support they need.

I'm taking 5 on Time to Talk Day because I feel ready to talk about my experiences and help others, I also think it's important to raise awareness and let others know they are not alone.

This blog is part of the Time to Talk Day 2015 #Take5ToBlog initiative. 

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