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Ashleigh A

Ashleigh A

Name: Ashleigh Agnew
Age: 22
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Hamiltonsbawn, County Armagh
Campaign: To encourage young people to get support for mental health conditions

I believe that there is a lot of stigma surrounding mental health concerns. 

These misconceptions can mean that those living with conditions like depression can feel afraid to speak out and ask for help. 

Bottling up emotions without seeking support can potentially lead to suicide – an option that no one should feel compelled to choose.

Breaking down the misunderstandings around mental conditions, I hope to encourage those struggling to ask for help instead of trying to cope alone.

Talking about these problems without fear of judgement could help prevent suicides and offer people a better way to deal with their issues. 

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