Ever feel like you’re the only one going through this? We’ve asked people affected by complex mental health issues to share their stories. You’re not alone.
It’s so important to challenge outdated views and stand up for what we believe in.
'I thought that having schizophrenia meant that my brain was schizophrenic, but it’s not as cumbersome as that.'
Whatever label you choose to use, whatever situation you’re in, you are valued.
I didn’t want to feel like I was different. It took a long time to come around to the idea that what I was feeling wasn’t normal.
‘I see my experience with depression and anxiety as a lesson learned. I want to use it to help others that are struggling.’
'I look forward to a day when people with mental health issues will be accepted for who they are and won’t be judged.'
'I’d originally been diagnosed and treated for depression ten years before, so I knew what was happening, but that didn’t make it any easier to cope with. I knew I needed help, but I didn’t have anyone to ask for help'.
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Our factsheets & guides provide easy-to-read information on complex mental health issues for everyone. Have a look - you can browse, download or send them on to someone who needs them.