June 24, 2021

Pete's Mental Health Story

Pete joined us at our schizophrenia awareness event and shared his story of living with schizophrenia.

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"My name is Pete and I am diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia since August 2010, I have given a few presentations on my mental health journey, I hear voices and this can be somewhat troubling to me as none of these voices are nice and they will often criticise me and lead me to have low self confidence. I am also openly gay and coming to terms with my sexuality has played a big part in my mental health journey, I grew up in an accepting family but the voices I began to hear would make me think otherwise leading me to not accept myself. I hope that people can find inspiration to gain the confidence to speak up about mental health and help other that are from the LGBTQ+ minority group."