One of the areas that people find most comforting and supportive are the sometimes harrowing but often inspiring personal stories that our readers email in to us. On the one hand it is great to have professional opinions and information on certain areas, but sometimes people find great solace in relating to a real life story and the experiences of others. There is so much power in an authentic and sincere personal story that can’t be replicated by medical or professional language. They can allow us to realise that although we are all individuals, we often face common challenges. These personal stories are the central nervous system of this website. They highlight the very real implications of everyday life, how sometimes it can get on top of us, but also how we can learn to cope and triumph, and see how incredible humans can really be. Would you like to share your story?