Sarah's story | in Case Study I don’t know why I experience depression. What is important is that I now recognise it as an illness, rather than seeing myself as a useless failure, and can therefore recover to better health.
Supporting those in crisis | in Blog Post Our second of three blogs from Peter, who works on our information helpline. A lot of the calls Peter receives are from friends, families and carers who are worried about someone they know.
Working with bipolar disorder | in Blog Post "Telling my employer about my diagnosis was one of the scariest things I have ever done." Lexy shares her experiences 'coming out' in work situations. Part of our series on mental health at work.
My experience of depression at work | in Blog Post "Once I had admitted my depression to senior managers, I thought my career would be over." John is a Partner at Deloitte. He was surprised at how supportive his workplace and colleagues were during a time of crisis.
Let’s talk about ... suicide | in Blog Post Charlotte on why it's crucial to talk about suicidal thoughts: "The times when I have found someone willing to listen to me, rather than trying to 'talk me out of it', have been a great relief."
Mr Elastic Brain | in Blog Post Douglas Cairns, AKA Sid Ozalid, talks about the road from punk poet to corporate high-flyer, his new book and how he learned to balance his mental health with a high-pressure job.
Blogging about anorexia | in Blog Post Carrie on how blogging and the community she found online has helped with her recovery: "I never thought my body would be able to run in this race after all that it has been through."
My experience with the black dog | in Blog Post Martin talks about his experience of depression and how his dog Moose has helped him through. “I love the simplicity he brings to life: sleeping when he needs to sleep, running when he wants to run, being happy when he is happy"
The secret work of Mind | in Blog Post Tracey shares her experiences of bipolar, depression and working with Mind: "I had never met anyone so kind, supportive and non-judgemental that genuinely wanted to help me."
Meet Me in Winter | in Blog Post Katie blogs about how being open about her diagnosis of bipolar disorder has helped her to cope. This inspired her project Meet Me in Winter which brings people together and encourages them to share their stories.
Counselling saved my life | in Blog Post Sharon shares her experience of therapy at a local Mind: "Every time I went for my therapy I found the people there warm, kind, and most importantly non-judgemental, which was the most important part."
I can't see into the future | in Blog Post Even sympathetic employers can sometimes find it hard to understand mental health problems. This blog vividly illustrates some of the barriers to disclosing a mental health problem at work .
PMDD and me | in Blog Post Cat writes about the struggle she went through to get a diagnosis of pre menstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and how she uses her creativity as an outlet.
My creative therapy | in Blog Post Agata, who has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, describes how art has provided an important creative outlet, soothing her symptoms and helping her through life.
I couldn’t pretend anymore | in Blog Post When Sandra was struggling with cancer and depression, it was her mental health problems that those around her found most difficult to deal with. Here, she blogs about the support she found through her local Mind.
A mother's story | in Blog Post Sarah opens up about her postnatal mental health problems and the distressing and confusing feelings she had for her infant daughter.
Talking about BPD | in Blog Post Amy blogs about the experiences that led to her diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, and why the stigma surrounding it makes it so hard to open up. Please be aware that this post includes discussion of suicidal thoughts.
26.2 reasons why I run | in Blog Post This Sunday, Liz will run the London Marathon in memory of her mum, who took her own life 12 years ago. Here, she celebrates all those who've been by her side as she prepares for the challenge.
A marathon for dad | in Blog Post Despite only recently recovering from an ankle injury, Kate will be running the London Marathon today in memory of her dad. Here, she blogs about her journey to the starting line.
Snapped out of it! | in Blog Post In depression awareness week Esther, winner of our autumn photo competition for Ecominds, tells us about how she uses photography to help keep her depression in check.
Let's Befriends: volunteering at Mind | in Blog Post Back in 2010 I was going through a particularly challenging time – a breakdown of a relationship, health problems and subsequently a very low mood - so I decided to give and connect with people through volunteering.
Did you hear that? | in Blog Post How is it that, for some, hearing a voice or voices can be a helpful and useful experience when for others, the same experience of hearing voices can be such a challenging one?
End of an era | in Blog Post Tracey blogs about change and the support she has got from Mind: "There have been times when the voices within have been telling me that I need to stop and take a breather."
Finding the strength | in Blog Post Hannah blogs about struggling with suicidal feelings, depression and self harm: "I desperately want these dark feelings to go away so I can get on with my life and to be young and carefree."
Liz - my inspirational sister | in Blog Post Liz fought hard to overcome anorexia and depression. She used her own experiences to help people dealing with similar problems. Now her sister Rachel is taking on the Three Peaks challenge in her memory.
The loneliness of OCD | in Blog Post "I felt embarrassed putting the horrible thoughts that exist inside my head on a daily basis, into words for other people to hear." The Girl With A Hat blogs about how she deals with it and how she helps herself.
A letter to suicidal me | in Blog Post "There should be someone to give you a hug right now. There should be someone to give you the care that you deserve." Amanda blogs on World Suicide Prevention Day. Please be aware, the following blog may trigger so please read carefully.
Me vs. suicide - today I win | in Blog Post Student nurse Jojo, shares with us the story of her battle against suicide and why today, she is the winner. Please note this blog contains frank discussion of suicidal thoughts and may trigger so please read carefully.
A tough transition | in Blog Post Today Anna shares her story of how moving from child mental health services to adult mental health services gave her the determination she needed to move towards recovery.
Living with TTM | in Blog Post This week is National No Pulling Week to raise awareness of trichotillomania, or TTM, a disorder that I suffer with which means I pull out my hair.
Coping with stigma | in Blog Post Thomas blogs for us about the horrible treatment he received whilst struggling with a mental health problem. He shares the positive changes he’s made in his life and how he was able to get there.
How do I articulate the daily struggle? | in Blog Post Today's blog is from Annabelle, who talks about how hard she finds it to describe the reality of living with mental health problems. Please note that this blog contains reference to suicidal feelings, which some people may find triggering.
Waiting in crisis | in Blog Post Rachel blogs for us about her experience of waiting in A&E for crisis care. She talks about being kept waiting late at night in an intimidating setting and the impact this had on her experience in crisis.
Sharing the rollercoaster ride | in Blog Post Today Lucy opens up about her own personal rollercoaster ride; the challenges she's had getting good care after coming out of hospital, and how important her friends and partner have been through this difficult time.
Studying with depression | in Blog Post Today we hear how one student copes with depression whilst studying at university. They talk about the fear of moving to a new town, managing the demands of academic life and the importance of having support around you.
Walk a mile in my shoes | in Blog Post Last year Chris set out on an epic walk around Britain to raise money for charity and to prove that, despite what you sometimes read in the papers, people still care.
Homeless | in Blog Post Jules blogs for us about her experience of being discharged from hospital to appalling homeless shelter conditions. She also shares a personal victory she has achieved in campaigning for change.
Hearing voices | in Blog Post Lucy blogs about her experience of hearing voices, she describes what it was like for her growing up, how she was able to talk to friends about it and how she manages now.
The Christmas feeling | in Blog Post Not everyone looks forward to the festive period. Here, Tracey blogs about how she gets away from it all through work or volunteering - and finds that there are different ways to come together at Christmas.