Hi, My name is Mike, and I began Living The Dream to offer others like myself, in the UK, the opportunity to speak to someone who understands them. It isn’t easy for men to ask for mental health help, nor is finding someone willing to speak about it openly with you. I know this from my own struggle. But I managed to overcome my demons and begin Living my dream. I want to create a space for individuals struggling to talk and share their issues
What you don't see in this photo, apart from my flash Bentley, is the story of how I got here today. I tell my story to help others.
In 2009, I was in a very dark place and time in my life. Everyone that was important to me had sadly passed away. Due to what was happening in my head, I walked out on what was a good marriage. No one would listen to me when I said there was something wrong with me. Not even my wife. I knew there was something wrong with me, and so I got medication, but it didn’t help.
I just needed someone to talk to, but no one was there for me.
Feeling so low, I gave everything that I owned away. I thought there was no point living like this. I tried lots of different things in order not to live, but after several suicide attempts, I was still here.
This is when I realised, I was meant to still be here. I had to start again and rebuild my life. It took 10 years of hard work, but I got there. Now I feel like my life is complete, and I have been married for 6 wonderful years!
All I can say is, it’s good to talk.
If you find someone whom you can talk to, anyone, then you will realise that life is worth living. You don’t realise how many other people are going through the same thing as you until you talk.
So now here I am living the dream. But I might not have been here.
LIFE IS WORTH LIVING