When I was about 15 or 16, I was mugged. I thought I'd got over it, but I really hadn't dealt with it at all.
During the worst times, I was a complete recluse. I stayed in, I didn't do anything, and I didn't really speak to my friends.
I had heart palpitations and felt lethargic so I just ended up sitting in my room all day and all night.
Eventually I went to see a counsellor and I felt so much better.
I know that young men really do struggle due to the stigma that is attached to speaking up if you're a man.
I hope that by talking about what I’ve been through, it will encourage men to stand up and talk about their problems.
Shak & Natasha
Mary-Anne White and Lucy Wills