Emma shares her story through video.
I still to this day suffer periods of depression and/or anxiety; when life gets busy and a bit stressful my brain can simply brake down and needs help to recover and get well. After many years of feeling like I am on a ‘roller coaster’, where one minute I am happy and settled, then something happens and I become stressed, angry, impatient etc. I have come to the conclusion that mental health is just like any other illness. Like other illness i.e. the common cold, some people are more prone to get ill with that type of problem than others i.e. some people get colds more often than others.
We are all different, we are all human, and we all can get ill in different ways. I like many other people, just happen to have a mind that is prone to getting ill, and like treating a cold, I sometimes have to take to tablets and rest to get well again. So as well as taking the time to support other people to create stories for this website, I took the decision to take the time to make my own. I hope you enjoy this website and I hope it is useful!