I’ve suffered with mental health issues since my late teenage years, as I struggled with depression, anxiety, and an eating disorder.
Following several years of bullying, I lacked self-esteem, worried about my appearance and weight, worried about dealing with daily activities and at times felt completely worthless."My anxiety trapped me from any social life and my depression made life dark, gloomy, and lonely."Whilst I started working full-time in the NHS at 18, I can recognise those mental health issues and struggles continued.
I was lonely, depressed and struggled to find the confidence to take part in many activities.This continued for several years, and although I moved up in my career, I had little life outside of work, my anxiety trapped me from any social life and my depression made life dark, gloomy, and lonely.Read more on mind.org.uk