Tunbridge Wells woman on BBC Radio Kent talking about a 'difficult subject'
By xebnotlaw | Monday, January 14, 2013, 13:49
Rebecca Walton, Tunbridge Wells resident, spoke on BBC Radio Kent this morning with Julia George about a particularly difficult subject. One of the biggest struggles was this 23 year old getting to the studio due to suffering with agoraphobia!
BBC Radio Kent
Rebecca was open and honest about the mental health issues she has struggled with, as well as the lack of treatment she has received for her agoraphobia; a fear of leaving her home.
Instead of letting the World pass her by, Rebecca is putting together a book to help raise awareness for mental health illnesses. Feauturing stories from people that have suffered, or are still suffering, as well as pictures, photographs, artwork and poetry. The aim is to help those suffering to find inspiration in other's stories, as well as to educate those who are unsure what 'mental health' even is.
Rebecca has asked for people to stand up and talking about their experiences, opening up an e-mail to accept submissions for the book. Those who would prefer to remain anonymous but still want to tell their story are also more than welcome.
The project is also being 'crowd funded' for self publishing which means that it needs all of the help it can get to raise funds. With local businesses getting involved, there are plenty of rewards on offer for those that pledge.
The interview can be found here from 1 hour and 7 minutes in.
You can also find out more about the project, get involved and so on here
Those who wish to get in contact with Rebecca can e-mail her at email@example.com