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a kind, chatty, and good-humoured man with a zest for life and a passion for
helping people, Chris Young adored his job as a social worker. But things fell
apart when, in 2008, he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. His
illness brought about the end of his calling and he found himself in need of a
new project and purpose.
And so it came to be that in
2011 Chris began a campaign called Walk a Mile In my Shoes. He walks around the
edge of the UK - the edge of society being where many people with mental health
problems feel they are - without spending any money and relying on the kindness
In 2015 he joined forces with See Me Scotland
to distil the success of the coastal walk into a series of events, inviting
other people to join him and discuss mental health. He encouraged them to
literally walk a mile in each other's shoes.
Walk a Mile: Tales of a Wandering Loon is the story of how a
normal, nurturing childhood turned into one of neglect and abuse and how this,
combined with a little faulty brain wiring, lead to a severe and enduring mental
illness. It is also the story of one man's journey towards tackling mental
health stigma, one step at a time.
Trigger are proud to announce Theinspirationalseries partner
to their innovative Pullingthetrigger range. Theinspirationalseries promotes
the idea that mental illness should be talked about freely and without fear.
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