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Stories here are by Sheffield people who’ve experienced mental health difficulties or distress, as well as friends, family and carers. You are not alone. We’ve marked some of our mental health stories with ‘trigger warning’, so you can filter these out below. If you feel affected by the content please visit our urgent help section. 

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Alex's Story

Alex’s story Age: 28 Male (from Eastern Europe) I moved to the UK about 10 years ago. In my home...

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Man sitting alone in a park

Alex's Story

Alex’s story Age: 28 Male (from Eastern Europe) I moved to the UK about 10 years ago. In my home...

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Hannah’s Story

Hannah’s story Age: 30 I became depressed in my early teens when I was looking after my mum who was...

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Ursula's Story

Ursula Myrie and Her Personal Journey Trigger warning: references to sexual, physical, mental, emotional, and psychological abuse. I am a...

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Billy's Story

Billy’s story Age: 15 It started a couple of years ago when I was 13 years old. When I went...

Alysia Helming quote: Strong women aren’t simply born. We are forged through the challenges of life. With each challenge we grow mentally and emotionally. We move forward with our head held high and a strength that cannot be denied. A woman who’s been through the storm and survived. We are warriors.

Trish Chester: Warrior

Warrior Weakened and battled scarred, she whispered to her soul, Asking, 'am I willing to tolerate this abuse any longer?'...