Stigma… But not the kind you’re thinking of.

I experience mental health stigma most days. I’m berated for my weakness when I’m exhausted after another sleepless night. I’m ridiculed because my chronic tiredness sends me to bed at 10pm most of the time. I’m told to “snap out of it” when I can feel myself falling...

Life In Abundance? #SpeakOfSuicide

There is much about living in the current climate of austerity vs obscene wealth, or the constant comparison of our real lives with the (carefully edited) highlights of others on social media, that feels pernicious and destructive. Depression rates in the UK across...

Running on Empty #OfferYourStory

This post is by Dr Claire Rush (@drclairerush), Advocacy Co-ordinator for Girls’ Brigade Ministries and Vice-President of GB International. She’s also a leader in a local GB group in Northern Ireland. You can read a longer version of this article in Youthwork...

Knowing it and Living it #OfferYourStory

This post is by Christina, you can follow her on Twitter @cjanebaillie Knowing how to fix things doesn’t always mean we can. I can point to many times, growing up, when I have felt low or anxious. In and amongst studying hard, trying to make friends, learning more of...

Vulnerability and Courage #OfferYourStory

Telling your story can be so powerful. One of the most amazing evenings I’ve had was at a weekend spent with eight other girls. On our first evening together we all had the opportunity to share part of our stories, how God has worked in our lives, and our hopes for...