This was the part I was dreading the most!!!!! What was I going to write in this section. I’ve been contemplating for a while now whether or not to openly talk about this and weighing up the pros and cons. So for anyone that doesn’t know me I’m Benn with 2 N’s from Dublin. For a good while now I’ve suffered with depression and anxiety and for the most part, have had some pretty bad downs over the years and if I’m being honest, I’ve hit rock bottom on 2 occasions where I felt completely incurable and felt like I had no way back. Not wanting to feel like this anymore I reached out for help and opened up to my friends, family, my GP and sought help from a psychologist however this was difficult to do as I found myself lying or not telling the full truth about how low or miserable I was actually feeling. In a way I felt like I was broken or there was something wrong with me. It hasn’t been until fairly recently that I have begun to open up properly and be honest with those helping me. I have learned to accept that it’s alright to feel like this and there is help out there. I have found the support and advice I have gotten has helped immensely. Part of the reason I decided to openly talk about my mental health is I want to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health as particularly involving males it is not the done thing, to openly talk about mental health and how you’re feeling. I urge anyone that’s going through anything similar to seek help from any of the mental health services that are available around you. Even talk to a friend, family member, colleague or GP. As daunting as it seems now, it will get better.