Andrea's life changed when she was diagnosed with depression in 2015. Three years later, she's a business owner and an international bodybuilder, passionate about fitness and starting conversations about mental health. Here she shares her story, and her hopes for what research could achieve.
Asha, an MQ ambassador, shares her own experience of anxiety and self-harm and describes how research is helping her challenge misconceptions of mental health in South Asian communities.
Guest blogger Melanie's daughter was twelve when she first tried to take her own life. In this blog, Melanie describes her daughter's journey to recovery and shares her hopes for what mental health research could achieve for young people.
Ahead of Father’s Day we spoke to André Tomlin, a mental health researcher, founder of the Mental Elf website and dad of Ava, Luca & Edie Rae. He shared with us his own experiences of depression as a father, and his hopes for what mental health research could achieve for his children.
Mental health blogger and advocate Natalie talks about her experience of mental illness and why she feels it's important to 'own' her depression.
An anonymous blogger describes how sexual abuse and mental illness have impacted her life, and explains why we must break the stigma surrounding mental health.
Claire Eastham, MQ ambassador and mental health advocate, shares her reasons for supporting MQ and argues for a more radical approach to tackling mental illness.
Alex describes what it was like to experience psychosis for the first time and explains why she wants to see the same funding put into finding treatments for mental illness as there is for physical illness.