Encouragement for us all to take a fresh look at how we view people who are affected by mental illness, through authentic and positive real-life stories.
‘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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