These blogs are written by people who have personal experience of self-harming. By writing about the issue they aim to help breakdown the stereotypes and stigmatising ideas that can be associated with self harm.

If you are self-harming you should talk to you GP for help or call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90. You can find more information about what self harm is from Rethink Mental Illness, Mind and the NHS.

Mental health discrimination: the last taboo?

Stephen, May 3, 2012

Photo of Stephen, a Time to Change bloggerAs a student I am proud to say that no matter how many times we hear the negatives of “the youth of today” that we as a generation are more accepting.

Homophobia and racism though still existing are breaking down and giving way to a generation of those like me who accept and embrace others regardless of their beliefs and we celebrate that diversity.

My story in Woman magazine: Speaking out about mental health

January 4, 2012

Time to Change blogger Claire SmithI have a habit of volunteering myself for things, trying something new and taking on a challenge, so when Time to Change asked for people to speak about their experiences in the press, I put myself forward without giving it much thought.