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