Personal Stories about Mental Health


Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year and no one should feel ashamed. The personal stories about mental health that are shared on the time to change website mean that together, we can end the stigma surrounding mental health.

The stories on this website cover a variety of topics and there is something to help everyone to feel like they are not alone. If you need some help and want to read about other people’s experiences of mental illness, the time to change website is the way to go. If you feel like adding your story to the collection, you can do this as well.


Obviously, I have not read every story and entry onto this portal. However, after having a quick look through I think that most of the stories show the real experiences of young people and older people with mental illness. I think that for young people who read through these blogs posts may find somewhere that they feel included and not like they are the only people who suffer with mental illness.

Some of the blog posts are not 100% relevant to the topics that we are covering however the search function means that young people can search for their concerns and find specific information for their current situation.

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Some of the topics discussed in the linked resources are challenging, and potentially upsetting. If you are a young person experiencing mental health difficulties or other issues highlighted by the resources, please seek the support of a trusted adult. If you need immediate help, please visit this page for information on what to do.