I don’t actually like the term ‘carer’ when it comes to mental illness. I prefer the word supporter.
‘I once believed the experience had robbed me of life, but now I realise it’s enriched me’
‘I see my experience with depression and anxiety as a lesson learned. I want to use it to help others that are struggling.’
‘I’ve had depression,’ I said. ‘This is what happened to me.’
Colleagues approached me and said ‘yes, I've been there.’
'As my younger self, I never thought I’d find someone to accept me as I am, warts and all.'
'I look forward to a day when people with mental illness will be accepted for who they are and won’t be judged.'
'Without the support I received – particularly early on – I’d be on a very different path'
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