Hello there, my name is Jamie. I may seem to come across as quiet but hectic at times, but I am a very caring and passionate person. Deep down within my heart and soul, I have a story. This story tells a tale of a young man that struggles but survives having to face challenging difficulties with Mental Health. I have been through a lot of trauma that I have masked up over the years, afraid to speak out and resorting to self-medicating behaviors. My anxiety and the fear of the unknown made me very afraid of facing the real world and hindered me for a good few years. I had goals and aspirations but never seemed to have the self-esteem and confidence to reach them. I was bullied throughout the whole of school and after I finished school, I suffered a massive trauma: I was in a house fire that was very unfortunate. There was a gas leak from a gas bottle that was stored in my kitchen. As I went for a cigarette in the middle of the night, I sparked my lighter and was engulfed in flames and received 70 percent body burns. I was in hospital for 6 months first being admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. This was five years ago and as of the start of this year I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. As of today, I do not want to hide no more, I do not need to be afraid and most importantly I do not have to feel alone. The start of this year was a giant step into recovery for me and throughout the whole of my journey my hope and faith grew, I started to discover and learn a lot about myself. After therapy and a lot of meditation and mindfulness, I have learnt so many techniques that I use to remain strong and to keep on going. I now arrive at the Creative Living Centre in hope to grow my personal wellbeing. Helping and supporting others as they embark on their own journeys. There is not a day that goes by now that I forget to remain strong and I never want to give up. I thrive to promote a message of hope and courage to anybody who has mental health or who is generally struggling. Together we can unite and be comfortable resulting in the ability to thrive to survive.