A presentation by Joe Powell
In this presentation, given at our forum on mental health issues, Joe Powell talks about his struggles with mental health problems.
'I can't think of any time during my life when I wasn't affected in some way by mental health issues. They were always usually anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive thoughts and behaviours but growing up from a small child without a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome, I tended to think that the way I was feeling was normal or that my feelings or perceived 'failings' were my own fault and were as a result of being 'stupid' or a 'coward'.'
My life, Autism and Sunderland Football Club (Word document).