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My best-friend had depression, and here’s how I was there for her

Pink balloons. Sweet 16 cards. Banners. Birthday cake. I sat next to Cleo as she peeled the gift-wrap from the…

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The Loss of an Officer

In late June of this year, PC Carl Tyrrell took his own life. Known to his colleagues as a committed…

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Taking Back Control Of My Body

I had my first panic attack the day I finished my A Levels. I should have been excited for the…

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Why I’m Scared My Mental Illness Makes Me Hard to Love

I’m scared my mental illness makes me unlovable. It’s a statement I hate writing and a sentence I hate thinking about. But…

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Why parents aren’t best placed to teach their children about mental health

During our HeaducationUK petition campaign – Make Mental Health Education Compulsory in UK Schools – a few select individuals asked…

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The Connectedness of Sharing

My Feature Writing class was gathered around a large wooden conference table. Gathering up courage, I pitched my story idea….

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I applaud those who break down the stigma of mental health – yet sharing my own mental health story is harder than it looks…

Working for The Shaw Mind Foundation I applaud those who open up about their mental health. However, sharing my own…

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My life with depression

It’s 4am on February 21st 2017. I’ve been off work since 5th August 2016 after my role was made redundant….

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I’m a man and I suffered from anorexia too

1 – Where did it start? What do you think triggered your illness? It’s difficult to point to an event…

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My Experience with Self-harming

My self-harming started in high school. I had a friend who self-harmed a lot and she told me about how…

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