This is my story  

On this page, we feature stories of different people who have experienced mental health issues in different forms. It may be from a person suffering from a mental health illness, a carer or support worker, a member of the family or friend, or it could be a professional. The aim is for people to tell their stories from their point of view and how their experiences have impacted on their lives. We believe that sharing stories with others can be both empowering for the individual sharing as well as inducing an affinity with others who may be going through the same experiences, but feel isolated and alone. Hearing others share about similar experiences can prove to be an empowering experience for them, too. 
 
If you would like to have your story featured on this page, please email it to us to communications@breakforth.co.uk. We may edit your submission and will let you know if we do this and make sure that you are happy with the edit before we publish it. Please note that we are unable to publish all the stories we get due to the high volume, but we will endeavour to respond, by email, to every story submitted. 

This is my story  

On this page, we feature stories of different people who have experienced mental health issues in different forms. It may be from a person suffering from a mental health illness, a carer or support worker, a member of the family or friend, or it could be a professional. The aim is for people to tell their stories from their point of view and how their experiences have impacted on their lives. 
 
If you would like to have your story featured on this page, please email it to us to communications@breakforth.co.uk. We may edit your submission and will let you know if we do this and make sure that you are happy with the edit before we publish it. Please note that we are unable to publish all the stories we get due to the high volume, but we will endeavour to respond, by email, to every story submitted. 

Posts tagged “mentalheathawareness”

It was the coming towards the end of high school when I realised I had anxiety. It was after talking to family members and professionals about how I was feeling that I knew I had this within me. I had my first panic attack when I was 11 years old. I had no idea what was happening to my body and neither did my parents due to no one really talking about metal illness back then. I’ve had many panic attacks since the first one, but that one will always stick out to me. I still remember exactly how terrified I felt during that attack 10 years ago. There were days during middle school and high school that I would feel physically sick at the thought of attending. I missed quite a few days and people did question why I was always ill. In my mind, I just put it down to a sickness bug or flu, it wasn't until later that I found out it was anxiety. 
I remember a time, much to my current regret, where I was quite sceptical to the legitimacy of widespread mental health. I would always think: "Surely if they tried like the rest of us, they could come out of this fruitless depression," "how can paranoia/delusions truly exist, do they not understand how foolish these ridiculous conceptions are," "why do these people allow their anxieties to take over," and most shamefully "why can't they just take control of themselves?" 
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