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These stories have all been shared by Sheffield people who’ve experienced mental health difficulties or distress. 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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There’s no shame in asking someone for support if you’re feeling low or stressed. Everyone goes through patches where they don’t feel as good as they should.

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James Poulter: Psychosis

Psychosis Untethered from my past and cast adrift I reach for the profound and loose footing on the earth Unable...

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Chris Blackmore: #happysheffield

I am a University Teacher/Researcher in Mental Health at ScHARR (the University of Sheffield), and for this year’s Festival of...