Personal stories by people with a mental illness, their families and friends

The diagnosis of a mental illness can be quite overwhelming for the person, their family and friends. Often people feel alone, wondering if they will recover and what the future holds.

Although everyone’s experience is different it is often helpful to read other people’s stories. By sharing personal stories about living with a mental illness we can increase community understanding and reduce stigma and discrimination.

Carers' experiences


Creative expression


Experiences of mental illness


Multicultural perspectives


Rehabilitation and recovery

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