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've suffered with anxiety previously and although I've sort help from my GP I have never really fully addressed the issue. In the summer of 2016, I started becoming unwell again with anxiety and this time depression too. Depression was a shock to me and I found it really hard to accept and understand. I had learnt from...

I'm a 39 year old father of two, music producer and I’ve worked in many areas of the entertainment industry for the last 20 years. Although I’ve only just properly understood what mental health is, I've experienced anxiety and depression my entire life it seems, which has been further complicated by the suspected Asperger’...

I spent the first ten years of my adult life living with the crushing weight of depression bearing down on me constantly. This weight stunted my emotional growth and development just when I should have been standing tall, emerging as the woman that I was to become. It took me a decade to find treatment that could help me....

In praise of youth work When living with anxiety, it becomes a bit like part of your own DNA and is almost impossible to remove completely. That’s not to say there isn’t any hope of living though. For the persons who helped most with that, try to imagine a cross-over between a good friend and a solid parent/guardian that...

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