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Chris Bird

Chris Bird

Name: Chris Bird
Age: 29
Year of the Fix: 2017
Location: Bridgewater, Somerset
Campaign: To encourage people with mental health issues to embrace their differences

Growing up, I never really understood why I found it so hard to fit in and make friends.

 

Diagnosed with Asperger syndrome - a form of autism - when I was 24, things finally fell into place.

 

I also struggle with a condition called body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a mental health condition which means I spend a lot of time worrying about my appearance. 

 

It has taken me a long time to accept that I am a little different to most people, and that that is ok.  I am learning to like myself and want to encourage others to do the same.

 

I made an animation with Fixers to encourage other people struggling with their mental health to accept themselves for who they are too.

 

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