YOUR STORIES: Stop, Breath and Think

This piece comes Rock Out Stand Out Owner/Editor In Chief Lotty Whittingham. In her piece she speaks about the importance of slowing down when you feel under pressure and that it's OK that you can't do everything you have set out to do. Here is her story. About a month ago, I sent a message … Continue reading YOUR STORIES: Stop, Breath and Think

YOUR STORIES: You Will Lose Everything

The second story comes from Jake McCrone. He tells his story of his daily battle with depression and how a particular game helped him cope with his inner demons. “You will lose everything...once branded the symbol of the curse an augur of darkness your past. your future, your very light. you will lose everything and … Continue reading YOUR STORIES: You Will Lose Everything

YOUR STORIES: “Never be afraid to be vulnerable with those around you”

It's Mental Health Awareness week and to honour this, there will be a couple of stories from some amazing individuals. The first of our stories comes from Raveena Kaur. This story tells of the struggles of living with self harm, letting go of impossible expectations and to not be afraid to be vulnerable around those … Continue reading YOUR STORIES: “Never be afraid to be vulnerable with those around you”

YOUR STORIES: How Rock and Metal Music Helped Me as Someone With Autism – Lotty Whittingham

Growing up with autism made me feel like an outsider — particularly when I didn’t understand why people were laughing, angry or upset. No matter what I did, what parts of my appearance I changed or what parts of my attitudes I changed, I never seemed to fit in with my classmates, friends or sometimes family. Autism is often likened … Continue reading YOUR STORIES: How Rock and Metal Music Helped Me as Someone With Autism – Lotty Whittingham