#TimeToTalk – Melanie

By: Melanie, volunteer for EDS UK

Mel is our brilliant Birmingham, Lichfield and Walsall Area Coordinator. Like so many other EDS patients, Melanie has had years of medical professionals telling her that EDS was all in her head. In this film she talks about how this, alongside isolation and disability, has affected her mental health. She also touches on how she tries to be positive and sets goals to help her cope.

If you are experiencing mental health issues, it is so important that you speak to somebody. A list of mental health services that we signpost to from our helpline can be found here.