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mind.org.uk

We’ve all been affected by mental health in our lives. For me it was circumstantial. I was suffering with endometriosis, an incredibly painful gynaecological condition and, at 30, I had an operation to ease my pain.

But the surgery didn’t go as planned and I was left in chronic pain. I was very depressed afterwards. I stayed at home and didn’t even get out of bed.

It was a friend who told me I need to ask for help.“In the African community… it’s very hard to speak up about mental health as there is still such a stigma around it.”I finally told my GP who referred me to Mind.

They called me and arranged some counselling that really helped me.In the African community, especially where I’m from in Uganda, it’s very hard to speak up about mental health as there is still such a stigma around it.

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