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.

Find out how to share your own story in our blogging guidelines.

Enter keyword(s)

A Depressive is for Life

February 4, 2009

Here's a piece of information which might make one or two recoil in shock. For the most part you couldn't spot a depressive from any other member of society; you might need to get very close to someone before it became apparent.

Mark's story

January 29, 2009

Mark writes about how he set up a magazine which tells the real story about mental health issues, with contributions coming almost entirely from people with lived experience of mental health problems.

I received my diagnosis after a disastrous attempt to study at university. I was unable to overcome the challenges I was facing and ended up making a mess of things.

So Much More Than A 'One in Four

January 20, 2009

There's a growing sense of excitement around the entire Time To Change Project. A genuine sense that we really could be seeing the beginnings of what could turn out to be one of the most revolutionary changes in the way in which mental health is perceived within our society! It's exciting, innovative, ambitious, and it's great to be involved with the project! in four = Margaret from Cumbria.

January 20, 2009

My name is Margaret, and I receive treatment and support from the Mental Health services from where I live. I don't know how everyone else likes to be known, but I have no problem at all calling myself a service user.

As for many years that has always been, and Yeah, lots of times in my past, I lost any dignity I owned and there were times when I felt "drugged up" to my eyeballs, but today is where I am and where I enjoy to be.