Charity shares mental health stories: Jocelyn Duncan


Jocelyn Duncan from Caerphilly talks about her experiences of mental illness in Bipolar and Proud of It - one of a series of digital stories launched by the charity Mind Cymru.

She says her life changed for the better when she was diagnosed at the age of 57 - "I now had a face for my enemy" - but wishes it had been identified when she was a child.

Jocelyn now runs a support group for people with bipolar disorder.

Lindsay Foyster, director of Mind Cymru, said: "We know that the process of people telling their stories can be hugely beneficial, not just to the person sharing their experiences, but also the population more widely.

"Understanding people's experiences helps tackle the discrimination faced by the one in four people who experience mental distress."

Video courtesy of Mind Cymru and Storyworks

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