Sian's story: the shock of childbirth and postnatal depression
Sian tells her story of becoming a parent, the shock of childbirth and being diagnosed with postnatal depression.
Holden Watanabe's Story: Depression, PTSD, Music and Me
Holden talks to us about living with depression and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), after experiencing many years of unresolved traumas.
Marian's story: anxiety and mindfulness
I have learned to accept anxiety as one of my emotions and part of me. I believe that mindfulness has not only helped me and my mental health, but has helped make me a kinder, more understanding person to the people around me.
Frances’ story: constant replay
Here, on World Suicide Prevention Day 2018, Frances talks about how she and the rest of her family are trying to cope with the tragedy of her son Conor taking his life in February this year, and how it has left her so determined that other families don’t have to experience the same thing.
Simon's story: A-levels, university and depression
Simon writes about his experiences with depression that arose during the final year of his A-levels and saw him have to drop out of university.
Natasha's story: life as a young parent
Natasha tells her story of becoming a young parent, about feelings of isolation, trying to cope with OCD and the positive impact joining the Young Mum's Together group had on her life.
Ross's story: Improving my mental health after after a suicide attempt
Ross wanted to take his life when he was 14. Here he tells us about his journey with mental health.
David's story: my shadow and me
David tells us about his experience of living with depression, his recovery and learnings.
Katie's story: recovering from panic attacks, anxiety and depression
Last year, Katie had a difficult year. She was experiencing panic attacks, anxiety and depression. But things have improved and here she talks us through her journey.
Taylor's story: falling in to (and out of) depression
Taylor explains how she got into depression, what it was like and how she got out of it. She is also running the Bournemouth Half Marathon for the Mental Health Foundation.