In the videos below, people with experience of mental health problems talk about living with mental illness and about the stigma and discrimination they face.

Video can be an incredibly powerful way to understand what mental illness is, how it can affect people and, most importantly, that it can affect anyone. Simply talking about mental illness can help break down stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that can affect all of us.

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What it's like to live with schizoaffective disorder

October 23, 2013

Jonny BenjaminI was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder almost 6 years ago now when I was 20. I've learnt to manage it to a degree now but it can be incredibly difficult to live with. The paranoia, intrusive thoughts and delusions can be a daily battle at times. It can be a very lonely and exhausting battle too.

Stigma is the worst thing about having a mental health problem

September 9, 2013

My name's Mark and I've got bipolar disorder.

I think the most difficult part about having a mental health problem isn't the actual illness itself, but the stigma that surrounds it and all the negative stereotypes in the media ... the misconceptions, the myths and just worrying about what people might think if they found out the truth.

But hiding something like bipolar disorder isn't easy. So I decided to talk about mental health.

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