Stories

You are not alone.

A story is the gateway to believing that a new reality is possible.

There’s nothing more powerful than feeling understood & relating to another person’s experience. It rids us of shame & loneliness and provides us with a blueprint of what’s possible.

Since our inception in mid 2017, Heart On My Sleeve has shared hundreds of stories across the world which have inspired help seeking behaviour toward a more positive state of mental health.

Stories we tell on our podcast

Charted at #1 on iTunes in the Health Category on iTunes. Explore the invisible hardship of people who live to tell their story of meaning, purpose & resilience.

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Social media stories from people all around the world

Stories shared as part of the #heartonmysleeve movement. Click on each person to read their story.

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    “I might not have the most obvious example of mental health issues, but I made it through a pretty hard decade of my life. Juggling the demands of a fast-moving career with pregnancy, finding out my precious Mum had been diagnosed with an…

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    “I had always known from a young age that something wasn’t quite right, I would tell myself I was just a little weird, a tad eccentric, just different from the rest, and that’s fine right? Well I thought so, and so I would go through …

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    “I have struggled with depression and anxiety and social phobia for most of my teenage years and beyond. I was on meds up until after I was married. My hubby thought at times they weren’t helping, they were making me worse. Not sure.. M…

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    “I’m happy! Like legitimately happy, have been for a few years now. This is huge for me. I spent all my life battling inner demons and suicidal thoughts. The heart on my sleeve movement started about two years ago to help rid the stigma…

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    “I have wished my mental illness would have some sort of physical sign that I could show to people that would show the suffering inside.
    My illness is inside my head and like many who suffer I have become very good at wearing masks to co…

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    “I haven’t been ok. This year, my self-confidence was shattered and I developed anxiety and depression. At the same time loved ones have been dealing with cancer and illness; problems so much larger than my own. This kept me from admitt…

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