A collection of BBC Wales archive stories gathered together for Mental Health Day.
"I can't be mad! I'm hard-working and forgiving." You wouldn't know, if you met Sian, that anything was wrong. So why must she be excluded from society?
"I draw myself to reaffirm who I am." A childhood of comparisons with his uncle takes on a new meaning for Ben with the revelation that he'd taken his own life.
"I know now that it wasn't anybody's fault." In writing a letter to his late mother, Dan shares the everyday struggles and personal dreams of his childhood.
Susan's son, Alan, took his own life. In 2006 over 40 young males committed suicide in Merthyr, Bridgend and Rhondda Cynon.
"Little by little the door began to close." Even your closest friends and neighbours can become refugees needing shelter ...
"Have you hidden money behind the wallpaper, just to survive?" Debbie was a victim of violence. Her story tells us how she escaped the fear.
"I felt as if my life had been crumpled up and thrown in the bin." Helen overcame mental health problems and now volunteers to help others.
Contacts for help
The BBC Headroom campaign is a website dedicated to providing information and support about Mental Health issues.
Headroom has a dedicated number, 0800 0933 193, for anyone experiencing mental health issues themselves, concerned about a friend or family member in distress or looking for services in their local area. The number is free to call from a BT landline. Calls from other operators and mobile phone lines may incur a cost.