Share Your Stories
Telling someone to man up can result in a man down. By sharing stories and not judging each other we can reduce shame and isolation.
Those of us who have experienced mental health problems or supported friends, colleagues or loved ones, can make a big difference by speaking out.
Sadly, there are sadly still a lot of myths surrounding mental health. These misunderstandings can cause people to feel ashamed which can lead to isolation and worsening of mental health problems. Let’s all play a part in changing these perceptions by sharing true stories.
‘I tried to drink my mental health problems away’
‘I was too proud to acknowledge my mental health problems’
‘We never thought suicide could happen to someone like Foz’
‘They said I had 10 days to live… I ignored my mental health, which was a big mistake’
‘LGBT+ awareness in schools would have stopped me feeling suicidal at 14’
‘It’s been two years since I last tried to take my own life’
‘I started football coaching to help deal with my depression’
‘I would have given my right arm for someone to speak to about my problems’
‘My mental health took away 13 years from my life’