It takes a lot to say this publicly, so please bear with me...
For many this is a point of embarrassment; for me it was for a long time. I have suffered from depression and anxiety for most of my memorable life. I still suffer from these conditions today.
During 2017 I reached an absolute low point. My wife left me. My job was stale. My friends were looking after their new families. I felt alone. I vividly remember being sat at the computer I type this on now researching the best ways to end ones life without needing to leave the house (I was too embarrassed and ashamed...).
I did not end my life.
I never want to feel like that again. I never want anyone to feel like that ever.
So I have decided to break the stigma attach to mental health and to talk openly about my illness, how it affects me and the ones I love and care for and how I cope with it each day.
Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK and I want to do what I can to help prevent it!
I am not a trained professional (in any of this). I have no appropriate skills or backgrounds. I just know that the one thing that kept me going through my darkest times was talking to people.
I will be here.
You can find my Twitch stream at https://www.twitch.tv/miz7. I stream regularly on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights and as popularity grows I will try to add more dedicated and regular time. Outside of this I will stream ad hoc but will always try to keep people updated via Twitch or in my Discord channel found at https://discord.gg/47mZb8q.
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