We all have mental health and we need to remember that it’s just as important as our physical health.
1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. If it’s not you, you’re most likely know someone who has experienced it.
There should be no shame or stigma in talking about mental health.
Having lived with mental health issues from a very young age, I have experienced a lot of stigma and discrimination. That’s why I wanted to show people that it doesn’t matter their age, gender, race, or economic status, mental illness can affect anyone.
MH Stories started as ‘This Is What A Person With Mental Illness Looks Like’ a project to raise awareness as well as educate people on mental health. Doing this by sharing stories from people who have struggled/are still struggling with their mental health.
I want people with mental illness to know, that no matter where they are, they are not alone. As I’ve experienced different types of mental health problems and I’m still living with them, I find that it can be extremely difficult to socialise or sometimes even just to leave the house. By knowing that there are people out there who understand and support me makes me feel a lot less alone in this and I know that I am not the only one who feels like that.
Over 300+ people have now shared their stories on the blog! This blog has helped me so much and it has changed my life! It continues to help sooo many people from all over the world and I am so proud of every single person that has spoken up and shared their story on this platform. 🙂
It is so important to talk about it. Share your story. You matter! & You are not alone!
UK Blog Awards Highly Commended blog in Health and Social Care category 2017 & Winner in Health and Social Care category 2018
If you’d like to work or collababare with MH Stories please email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This page is NOT monitored 24/7 and the MH Stories team are not qualified professionals and this page is not meant to be AN ALTERNATIVE TO PROFESSIONAL HELP.
If you feel like you’re at risk please call 999( UK) & 911(America)
If you’re feeling suicidal, are self-harming or you need just someone to talk to please call these FREE helplines;
Samaritans: 116 123 (UK) (open 24/7)
Calmzone: 0808 802 58 58 (UK)
0800 58 58 58 (NATIONWIDE)
The helpline is open 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight.
AND if you’re not in the UK, here’s an extremely helpful link with hotlines around the world: http://blog.justaskinnyboy.com/hotlines#AMERICA
What a wonderful project.
You do some amazing work. I’m working on a similar project called Cont;nue, and I’d like to see if you would be willing to be interviewed?
Thank you! I would love to! Please contact me on my email email@example.com
Contact me at facebook.com/bullydefeat id love to hear more about your project
This is another great way to get the message across to everyone in the world that we are all human despite out troubles! I’m fed up with social stigma related to mental health. The more of us that support mental health, can get together and support each other to getting more information and support out there to everyone with mental illness the better and easier it will be for us all!
As I said on Twitter, seeing this page and all the pictures I think this is an amazingly inspirational and if I had a hat on I’d take it off to you. @exboozehound http://www.exboozehound.co.uk.
Awesome blog, helping to reduce the taboo and stigma surrounding mental health.
Hola! I’ve been following your weblog for some time now and finally got the
courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Dallas Texas!
Just wanted to say keep up the great job!
Hello! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to check
it out. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
Great blog and amazing style and design.
I love the blog and I wish you all the best and strength in what you do. @esraswanblog on Twitter If there is anything I can ever do send me a tweet.
Some really encouraging stuff. Very well done to you 🙂
Where can I go to find support groups for bipolar with psychotic features? Or are their free support groups online for the mentally ill? I don’t use Facebook or anything.
I am so fortunate to have stumbled upon this blog.Thank you for doing this! I really felt connected to people for the first time in a long time after reading some of the personal stories.
I too suffer from several different mental conditions.I remember in my early teens feeling different, like I didn’t belong in my family. I felt neglected and misunderstood from an early age.My parents took me to counseling back inn the 70’s and I was promptly put on thorazine and valium after my first suicide attempt.I managed to graduate hs and enrolled in a nearby college.But I was so depressed and unable to function. I would sleep during class and felt tired and sad most of the time.I dropped out in my third year.I’m 62 now and after hospitalizations and therapy, many different meds.I am still not functioning anywhere near average. I have okay days and many sad days.Pretty much homebound. Anyway I really connected with Rich one of the people who shared his story as we ate close in age.I feel like life has passed me by sometimes but mannaged to stay married to a wonderful man for 40 years two children two grandchildren and a son and daughter in law.I love my family!
Brilliant idea – I will have to message you soon to ask about the possibility of me posting my story on here! Only by working together like this can we all help end the stigma surrounding Mental Illness. Everyone here who has posted their story, or who is going through mental health issues of their own are amazing. 🙂
I follow you on Twitter! This is such a great blog. Maybe one day I can send in something about me and my mental illness. Great work!
Yes me to . I have been told by people who I see about my mental health that I have been through every kind of abuse which has played havoc with my mental health. I now suffer depression ptsd and at 56 it isn’t going away anytime soon.
Oops I commented but realized I wasn’t logged in. This is a great project and I’d love to submit something some time about my mental illness. Great work!!!
Thank you! & you’re more than welcome to!😊 the email and what to send are above☺💜
Thanks Kay! I will! I’m glad I found this from Twitter! ^-^
What you’re doing is beautiful, and needed. Thank you for doing this.
This is my first time visit at here and i am actually impressed to read everthing
at one place.
This is an amazing site. Could you add an RSS feed? It will help me keep track of posts. Thank you!
Hi. Amazing site. Any chance of an RSS feed? It would help me curate content and share it at my Twitter feed.
Thank you! I had no idea what that was🙊, but just done it, thank you😊💖
Hi again! Your link isn’t quite there, but I added you to feedly with the following https://mhstories.com/feed
Hope that helps 🙂