I don’t actually like the term ‘carer’ when it comes to mental illness. I prefer the word supporter.
‘I once believed the experience had robbed me of life, but now I realise it’s enriched me’
‘Wellness is a journey. There may be twenty messed up things in our lives, but what are the one or two things we can work on right now?’
‘I see my experience with depression and anxiety as a lesson learned. I want to use it to help others that are struggling.’
‘I’ve had depression,’ I said. ‘This is what happened to me.’
Colleagues approached me and said ‘yes, I've been there.’
'As my younger self, I never thought I’d find someone to accept me as I am, warts and all.'
'I look forward to a day when people with mental illness will be accepted for who they are and won’t be judged.'
'Without the support I received – particularly early on – I’d be on a very different path'
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