She hopes that by sharing her story she can help to end the stigma that surrounds people with mental health illnesses.
Angharad speaks out about mental health stigma
A YOUNG woman has spoken out against the stigma of mental illness.
Angharad May, 25, from Ruthin was speaking ahead of her appearance on a Channel 4 documentary last week.
She suffers from borderline personality disorder and anorexia brought on by the first condition.
Angharad has lived with mental illness all of her life and says that she feels that she is treated by some people like a child.
But she hopes that by sharing her story she can help to end the stigma that surrounds people with mental health illnesses.
She said: “I hope that speaking out I can do my bit to change things. People do treat me differently, I do get treated like a child and that’s because anorexia changes people physically as well as mentally.”
Because of her condition Angharad rarely ventures out of her own home and she is unable to hold down a job.
But she hopes to return to university next year where she will study Spanish and English literature in Cardiff.
“My psychologist is helping me get ready for college by talking to me about the way I think about things.