When I was 14 years old, my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. It completely shocked me and the whole family, and I found it hard to cope.
Instead of talking about my feelings, I began to drink more than a teenager should at that age. Slowly I became more sad, down, and just felt worthless.
It took until my mum recovered before I was diagnosed with depression. But rather than turn to medication, I made changes to my lifestyle to try and pull myself out of the depression.
Thanks to support, I definitely feel myself again, but there were times I felt so alone. That is why with Fixers, my friends and I are creating a website which allows young people to share their experiences of mental health conditions, so they understand that there is support out there. It is just a case of being open about how you feel and what you need to get back on track.
Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix:
Andrew Cooley Georgina Glen Jason Langford Jessica Mescall Kourtney Haw Matthew Woodcock Megan Hulme Sam Slatersmith Samuel Beagley