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You are not alone

This page is designated to sharing personal stories to provide hope that you, or the person you are worried about, can overcome this difficult time.

If you feel like you would like to share your own personal story and how you have overcome or manage your difficulties and challenges so it can help others, please get in touch with SHAPE by emailing shape_events@sandwell.gov.uk

Trigger warning! You might find these stories difficult to watch. Try watching these with a friend, family member or a person you trust. If you do find them difficult, please talk to someone about it.

This is a fictional story of hope.

A young person has shared their experience of surviving suicide through Papyrus, and how they overcame their mental health struggles to achieve their ambitions.

You can read it here…

Rethink Mental Illness have a blog where people can share their experiences of mental illness, suicidal thoughts, attempts at taking their own lives and experiences of self-harm.

You can read many stories here, including Jemma’s

Young Minds share personal stories from young people who have experienced lots of different challenges with their mental health.

You can read the stories here…