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Jake N

Jake N

Name: Jake Neufeld
Age: 19
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Stirling, Scotland
Campaign: To encourage people with depression to find a way to express their feelings

Different people have different ways of dealing with depression and mental health issues.

For me, writing is a great way to let off steam.  Putting pen to paper has allowed me to feel more in control of things, and music has always been a release for me. It’s helped me cope during some of the toughest times in my life.

I want to encourage other young people to find a way to express their emotions.

It could be through writing or art - it doesn’t have to involve talking to someone else about your feelings.

With Fixers, I’ve helped to create a film to accompany one of my spoken word poems, which is set to music.

It offers my perspective on depression and I hope that by sharing my experiences, I can help others.

Thank you to Sam Waller for helping me with this Fix.

September 2014

My campaign was featured in the Herald Scotland. You can read the article by clicking on the image below.

 

 

 

I've had great feedback from the public regarding my campaign, you can read some of these comments below: 

 

Hannah: 'Your video is a real inspiration to people! Well done! You must be so proud. I hope you get a load of support spreading the word on mental health issues. The stigma in talking about these issues must be removed to help people come forward and seek help.'

 

Jane: 'Well done Jake! Awesome video. Such a hard subject that's not spoken about or understood by many.'

 

Baillie: 'Watched your video and it was absolutely outstanding. Well done!'

 

Gennifer: 'An absolutely phenomenal Fixers project created by an equally phenomenal guy. This honestly gave me goosebumps. Such a beautiful talent. This deserves so much recognition.'

 

Chelsea: 'So much respect to Jake for being brave enough to speak out. It's about time to listen and here is a terrific place to start!'

 

Derek: 'This is well worth watching!'

 

Lewis: 'I think this is just great! This is an example of expression at its best, it doesn't just serve to help himself but it also encourages other people who might have a similar affliction to tell someone about it. Good for him! Great video!'

 

Holly: 'This is an awesome film! Well done to all involved!'

 

Claire: 'You have done yourself proud. If everyone was to listen and take on board what actually goes on in this downward spiral of depression and everything that comes with it the whole world would be happier.'

 

Susie: 'This is absolutely amazing Jake well done!'

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