Ambassadors

I started this page by myself, but as it began growing I realised that I might need to reach out for help. I am consistently growing as a person and everything I do is progressing with me. That’s why I found some wonderful mental health advocates to help spread the mental health awareness through the MH Stories platform.

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Meet the MH Stories Ambassadors

Sarah “I’m 26, living in Vienna and studying Psychology, specialising in Forensics. Previously to that, I studied opera singing.

I’ve been diagnosed with quite a few mental health issues, but consider myself recovered for the most part. I’m still seeing a therapist regularly, though, to fully recover.

As a victim of sexual assault, rape and general over-sexualisation from a very young age, I feel very passionate about raising awareness about these topics. Rape is never the victim’s fault.

In my free-time I like to spend time with my dog, sing, write and travel.

I’m always here to listen to you, if you ever need to talk, vent or if you have any questions. You can contact me in English or German on Instagram or email me at sarahomh@yahoo.com

Sarah’s story

Gillian– “I’m 21, and I live in US. I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and depression. I also believe personally that I suffer with agoraphobia and disassociation.
I am on medication and go to counseling at least every other week. And I’m back at school, commuting from home. I’ve been working really, really hard this past year to be able to reach this point, from exposure therapy to natural remedies and yoga.
My goodness, it hasn’t been easy! No where near. But it has totally been worth it to get to this point. And now I get to share my story and join in an amazing community of people who encourage one another and build eachother up.
If you wanna read more about my journey with anxiety, you can at my blog: www.just-flying-a-kite.blogspot.com. You can also find me on Twitter and Instagram.”
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catlinCaitlinI’m 27 and living in Derbyshire.

I have suffered from depression and anxiety since my early teens, and two years ago I gave up work to recover, after bullying in the workplace affected my mental health so much I became suicidal. I’m in recovery now and working somewhere I love – but it’s an ongoing process and I believe I will always struggle with my mental health. However I am still optimistic – I have learnt so much about how to look after myself and my mental health.

In the past Counselling has been a huge part in my recovery. For me, medication helps, as well as yoga and mindfulness. I try to be really open about my mental health, because the more we talk about it, the less it is a source of shame. No one should EVER feel ashamed about mental illness; it’s real, it’s scary, and sadly it’s all too common. 

After my experience with bullying I just want to spread a little bit of kindness and positivity, and support people who may be going through similar struggles with their mental health.

You can find me on Instagram.