Life's tough man, and everyone has their own perspective on mental ill-health and the challenges they've overcome. To demonstrate that, we've got an ever-growing collection of incredible stories from men and women from around the world.

They all offer some amazingly honest insights from people, just like you and me. They're equal parts thought-provoking, inspiring, life-affirming, honest and sometimes heart-breaking, but all very real accounts of how mental illness can affect everyone.

If you'd like to add your story, it's entirely up to you how much you share. You can be completely anonymous, or as open as you wish. We'll happily include links to your own blog, website, YouTube channel, Twitter feed, etc. or we're equally happy to keep your identity completely hidden by using a pseudonym. It's your choice and we will always respect your wishes.

If writing prose isn't your 'thang', then it doesn't have to be a 'written blog', it can be a piece of poetry, a song you've recorded, a video (vlog) or a drawing, anything that illustrates how living with mental illness feels for you.

The latest stories are always at the top, but you can search by specific author using the drop down box below (listed alphabetically by surname).

Please note that some of the authors have wanted to remain anonymous, so they are collated accordingly.

Alternatively you can search all the stories for any topics that interest you by using the form below. Just want stories relating to depression, for example? Just type it!

You can get to older blogs in our archive by clicking the button at the very bottom of this page.  Remember, if you want to share your own story, just email us at info@mentellhealth.org or use our Submit Your Story page and we'll be in touch!

Disclaimer: The views expressed in these posts or in the comments attached to them, are not those held by The Men Tell CIC (t/a Men Tell Health) or its Trustees unless stated. As such liability cannot be accepted for such comments. We actively encourage friendly and constructive debate, but please don't share personal contact details when commenting and please exercise caution when considering any advice offered by others. These are their experiences and self-help strategies that helped them.

All comments are moderated and we simply don’t allow abusive, offensive or inappropriate comments or comments that could be interpreted as libellous, defamatory or commercial. Those will not be published.