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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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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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Never enough

Never enough

You wouldn’t guess from the outsideCertificates and trophies,More A*s than I could hideContent to paint a smileOr look serene with...

Experiencing grief

Experiencing grief

At the end of November 2021, I lost my grandad. That was when I (at 22 years old) experienced my...

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Leigh's Story

Leigh’s story Age: 29 I have had mental health issues probably since my early teens but it went undiagnosed for...

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M's Story

M's Story Age: 31 Male I started having depression and anxiety when I was 13 or 14. I spent some...

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Kelly's Story

Kelly’s Story Age: 25 (came to Sheffield in 2006 from Zimbabwe) I lost my brother when I was 8 and...