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"A perfect fit" - Maria and Roy's supported housing journey
Roy was contemplating taking his life as Maria was thinking about applying for a job at Rethink Mental Illness. They met, became friends, bonded over dogs, and the rest, as they say is history…Read more Read more
“It is still ok not to be ok, even as a parent,” Chloe’s story
With a diagnosis of bipolar affective disorder and psychosis, Chloe assumed motherhood was not for her, but in 2018 she found out she was pregnant. On Mother’s Day, she discusses experiencing psychosis after her daughter’s birth, and how it’s crucial to seek support.Read more Read more
Our three recommendations for the government to improve support for people experiencing psychosis
To mark our 50th Birthday, Rethink Mental Illness has launched a national campaign to raise awareness of psychosis and the importance of early intervention. In this blog, Eva Bell, our Policy and Research Officer, explains the three recommendations we have for the government to improve support for people experiencing psychosis.Read more Read more
From severe mental illness and blindness to being a CEO with vision: Carolyn's story
After experiencing psychosis and becoming temporarily blind, Carolyn hit rock bottom. But with help from an Early Intervention team and her own resilience, she became a campaigner, gained a degree and is now a successful CEO.Read more Read more
The long road to DID diagnosis - Vanessa's Story
51 year old Vanessa had a “long road” to reach her diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), but is passionate about guiding others who suspect they have DID to seek advice.Read more Read more
"The character I play has such similar lived experience to me"
Rethink Mental Illness ambassador Juliette Burton is currently on stage in Measured, a new play examining the hidden consequences of living with an eating disorder. Both Juliette and the writer of the play, Emma, bring their lived experience to the production and we caught up with them to find out more.Read more Read more
Let’s make people experts in their own mental health
Jessica, who experiences Schizoaffective Disorder, discusses her idea of creating distance learning courses for mental health conditions so that people can become experts in their own illnesses.Read more Read more
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