Tell us your story
Sharing your experiences of mental health problems can give others a better understanding of the issues
Some things to consider before submitting your story.
Who are you writing for?
If we choose to publish your story, your experience will be read by visitors to our website. Think about the kind of things that you would like to read here. Perhaps you would like to get an insight into another's experiences of mental distress, coping mechanisms, treatments that have and have not helped them; perhaps you would like to know what it's like to live with a diagnosis, or in an acute care ward. You will have experienced something that others will find helpful or interesting.
Why do you want to share your story?
Your experiences are incredibly valuable to visitors to our site. However, we can't publish your autobiography! Think about the details that really stick out - people or treatments that were or are important or helpful, for example. Keep your submission as brief and concise as you can.
Why is this important?
Finally, thank you! Mind relies on experiences like yours in order to inform others about mental health difficulties. Sharing your story can support and inform others; we're grateful for your submission.
Unfortunately we cannot respond to every story submitted, but if we plan on sharing your story in the website, or featuring it in our other work, we will contact you first. If you are looking for information or a response to your query, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org