I had a head chef, who, after I first tried to kill myself really stepped up to help me. He was really supportive. Really drove me. But still I could not speak. I just always said I’m okay. And there are times where I still say ‘I’m okay’... Read More
I come from a culture that does not see depression as a ‘thing’ - legitimate, common, or otherwise. Read More
I, like any addict, will always be an addict. But I make it my first step of every day to try and be addicted to the good things in life, the things which make me and the people around me happy and positive. Read More
Andrew’s story began with a post to Instagram Little did he know at the time that his story would inspire hundreds of people feeling very similarly and lead to a news article in the Guardian and the foundation of Pilot Light. Read More
I had a mental breakdown in June 2015. I apparently left home around 5am on a Monday morning and was declared a missing person for 4 days. I was found over 100 miles away from home. From what I’ve been told I walked there, but I was also seen with... Read More
For me it was culmination of 5 or 6 years of a particularly hard slog. Taking on more, stretching myself too thinly, never learning to say 'no'. Read More
Mental health week was last month. For me it’s every week, every day, every hour, sometimes the minute I’m in. I live with a brain that’s outta control sometimes. I’ve trained it to be on par….mostly. Read More
My journey has been a long one and I have found writing this really tough, yet at the same time a breath of fresh air. Trying to condense 15 years of depression is no small feat but I’ve tried to keep this short. Read More
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