“For the past twelve years, I feel like I’ve been living two different lives. The life that you all see, and all my friends and family see, and then there is the life I really live. The life I feel. And this is why I decided to release a video where for the first time ever I spoke about my mental health issues, to help lift off that weight from my shoulders and encourage others to do the same. The moment I did it, my life changed. A massive weight I had been carrying on my shoulders for 12 years had been lifted and I could start living my life more honestly and real. Over the past few months, I’ve realised how lucky I am to be Irish, and how the support and positivity from everyone here has been overwhelming. And I can now tell my friends and family how I feel instead of hiding what’s real. The video hasn’t ‘cured’ me, that was never the goal, but I’m so glad I made it and I’m so glad I talked. And although talking won’t fix everything, it was the first step of my journey and I’m delighted I took it.”

Find him on:  http://copingwiththis.com

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