#mentalstories – Meet Laura from Switzerland

My Mental Health Story Hello there, whoever is reading this!! My name is Laura and i am 28 years old, usually very happy, also usually quite healthy – both mentally and physically. I am surrounded by a bunch of really close friends, live in my first very own tiny apartment and have a very good … Continue reading #mentalstories – Meet Laura from Switzerland

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Jonny Benjamin – UK – #mentalstories

The fantastic Jonny Benjamin, advocate/writer/many other things, but most importantly a FACILITATOR at the European Youth Event 2018 with us in June later this year, tells us his #mentalstories of growing through mental distress growing up in the UK. https://youtu.be/_o3u0S6-7EU   You can see and hear more from Jonny on his website or Twitter below: http://jonnybenjamin.co.uk/Continue reading Jonny Benjamin – UK – #mentalstories

The Little Wrestler #mentalstories – Tomek – Poland/Polska

Tomek from Poland, now living in Spain, tells us his experience of dealing with his mental health at a very young age in Warsaw and how different perspectives can make the difference in a bad or a good decision for a young person. My mental health story begins at the Primary School in Poland. I … Continue reading The Little Wrestler #mentalstories – Tomek – Poland/Polska

Christmas is not always magic #mentalstories – Irina – Hungary/Magyarország

Merry Christmas all from everyone at Euro Youth Mental Health CIC!!!! With this in mind, our co-founder and co-director Irina Buruiana tells us of her experiences at Christmas, and that for many they can difficult times of the year, during a period of expectational happiness.   Christmas is the “jolly” period of the year. But is … Continue reading Christmas is not always magic #mentalstories – Irina – Hungary/Magyarország

My journey to acceptance of being bipolar #mentalstories – Katerina – Czech Republic/Česká republika

Katerina gives us an insight into her experience of growing up in Czech Republic, transitioning from an adolescent to an adult and being challenged by her mental health to the point of eventually getting a diagnosis... I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when I was 21, however I observed the symptoms of this mental illness during previous … Continue reading My journey to acceptance of being bipolar #mentalstories – Katerina – Czech Republic/Česká republika

‘When i blink’ #mentalstories – Beth – UK

Continuing our campaign to paint picture of young peoples experiences of mental health services across Europe, Beth from the UK, shares this poem with us on her experience of mental health services in the UK growing up.   Beth is an activist and founder of youth mental health peer project Hearts and Minds from the UK … Continue reading ‘When i blink’ #mentalstories – Beth – UK