YOUR STORIES: Lessons For After Lockdown

This story comes from editor-in-chief Lotty Whittingham. It's no secret that lockdown due to COVID-19 has caused lots of anguish and worry. She wrote about how lockdown effected her mental wellbeing and what she wishes to continue with after restrictions are lifted. During lockdown, my mental health has really been like a roller coaster. I … Continue reading YOUR STORIES: Lessons For After Lockdown

YOUR STORIES: “I’ll never forget the day it happened”

Nikki shares her story about living with four separate anxiety disorders. One she talks about in particular is Complex PTSD. I'll never forget the day it happened. I was getting ready to leave the house and I had this weird knot in my stomach. I ignored it best I could and carried on, because that's … Continue reading YOUR STORIES: “I’ll never forget the day it happened”

YOUR STORIES: The Hidden Year

It's Mental Health Awareness Week, over the next few days we will be sharing some stories from some brave individuals about living with mental illness or ill mental health. This story comes from someone who has suffered depression throughout their life. They speak about a particular year of their life that they have kept hidden. … Continue reading YOUR STORIES: The Hidden Year

YOUR STORIES: Body Dysmorphia In The Metal Scene

A few months ago, Jacob McCrone submitted a story about how a game helped him overcome depression. Now he is writing for Rock Out Stand Out, he has researched into body dysmorphia amongst men in the metal scene and has written a piece. Here is what he found out. I was at Bloodstock a few … Continue reading YOUR STORIES: Body Dysmorphia In The Metal Scene

YOUR STORIES: Many Years To Recognise The Black Dog

Band manager Andy Ayres shares his story battling depression in his teenage years and how two very important people in his life helped towards his recovery. It took me many years and a brilliant GP to recognise my anxiety and clinical depression. I had grown up in my school years as so many kids today … Continue reading YOUR STORIES: Many Years To Recognise The Black Dog

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