Hidden Hurt film on ITV News Lookaround
‘Two years ago I experienced anxiety and depression. I dreaded going to school. I started self-harming, hiding scars on my arm and burning my fingers, things like that. It numbed me from all the fear and pain.’
James Mork, 18, tells ITV how he kept his mental health problems a secret instead of seeking help.
But after opening up to his friends Hannah Lewis and Connor McClenan from Cockermouth, Cumbria, he is keen to see other young people talking about mental illness.
Their story was broadcast on ITV News Border on Thursday, August 4.