Ben Bidwell, 37, London, UK

“I grew up wearing a mask that portrayed me as strong, brave, tough and manly, in an effort to be perceived as a real man.…

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Ashley, 23, Melbourne, Australia

“This path started when I was 7 years old and I was sexually assaulted at school. I faced not being believed at all and most…

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Prudence, 27, Belgium

“Most people think about PTSD as it being a mental illness mainly for soldiers who were in a warzone and who saw terrible happenings in…

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Cassandra, 21, Canada

“Usually, people think of childhood as a carefree time. However, when I was a child, I had difficulty to stop thinking about small situations and…

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Emmy Brunner, 39, Brighton, UK

“I was dealing with anxiety and eating disorder symptoms from a really young age. I wasn’t aware there was necessarily anything wrong and I simply…

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Phoebe, 19, Auckland, New Zealand

“I have struggled with depression, anxiety and self harm for too long to even really remember when it started now. Throw a bit of disordered…

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Mercy, USA

“I struggled with depression for 20 years and only now have the courage to let go of the stigma of shame in order to SPEAK…

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