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Andy Salkeld

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I am going live on www.twitch.tv/miz7 for Mind - The Mental Health Charity because I want to break the stigma of mental health

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Mind - The Mental Health Charity

We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you. Today. Now. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis. We’ll listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner.

Charity Registration No. 219830

Story

It takes a lot to say this publicly, so please bear with me...



My name is Andy and during 2017 I almost committed suicide.

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. 

I will listen. 

I will talk. 

I will try to entertain. 

But most importantly, 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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