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Psychiatrists Share The Most Profound Things Patients Have Said About Mental Health

03/12/2015 15:03 GMT | Updated 03/12/2015 15:59 GMT

Psychiatrists have been sharing the most profound things their patients have said about mental illness on Reddit.

The comments, posted by professionals who have helped people with conditions including bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and schizophrenia, offer a truly insightful view on what living with mental health issues can be like.

Read just a few of the eye-opening anecdotes below:

Useful websites and helplines:

  • Samaritans offers a listening service which is open 24 hours a day, on 116 123 (UK and ROI - this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill.)
  • Mind, open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on 0300 123 3393
  • Get Connected is a free advice service for people under 25. Call 0808 808 4994 or email: help@getconnected.org.uk
  • HopeLine runs a confidential advice helpline if you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide. Mon-Fri 10-5pm and 7pm-10pm. Weekends 2pm-5pm on 0800 068 41 41

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[H/T Metro]