Member's Stories

Carl

If I really try to pinpoint the beginning of my relationship with poor mental health, I’d probably have to admit that I’d started ‘self-medicating’ at fourteen years old. It did not help; I was in prison by nineteen. During these early years I didn’t know why I yearned for...

Tracy

My experience with suffering from anxiety & depression started at the age of 21. I was made redundant from a job that I had been working in for 3 years.  I was depressed & anxious about having no job & finding another one. The redundancy had come as a shock. ...

Jamie

My name is Jamie and I have been suffering with depression and anxiety for many years. The last time I saw a therapist she told me that I may have suffered from post natal depression after the birth of my daughter 21 years ago.  However whatever it was that caused...

Gemma

My name is Gemma, im 24 years old and I am diagnosed with an eating disorder, depression and anxiety. I had a very normal and loving childhood with a very supportive family, I was participating in lots of activities and genuinely a very happy child. Apart from being a...

Danielle

TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL ABUSE, SELF HARM It’s difficult to say for sure when my experience of mental ill health began but it’s likely the catalyst was moving to Brackley. I was 9 years old and I felt that I was being torn away from everything I knew and loved....

Jenna

CONTENT WARNING: Drugs, Alcohol, Suicide My story starts at quite an early age. I’m 32 now but my first official mental health diagnosis was that of depression when I was 13 or 14. I was prescribed medication and embarked on a number of counselling sessions from there on in. ...

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