The founder of the national charity campaign, #UKCharityWeek, recalls his own experiences of PTSD to speak out in support of those who are currently suffering from various Mental Health conditions.
Lee Rayment who suffered five close bereavements which doctors believe contributed towards his diagnosis of PTSD, along with subsequently saving the lives of two people in separate incidents. One in front of 4,000 people and another at the scene of a horrific road accident, Lee wanted to again use World Mental Health Day as another opportunity to open up and get people talking about mental health.
Speaking shortly after recording the video which was recorded over a year ago, Lee said:
“I have a lot of respect for people like Matt Haig, Frankie Bridge, Ruby Wax, and Alastair Campbell. I could go on, Steven Fry, of course, it takes a lot for people to drop your guard in a selfless effort to help others.
“I’ve performed CPR in some of the most stressful scenarios possible, but I have never felt as nervous as I did recording this most simple of videos. Putting my feelings on the line for others to judge. I sincerely hope that I can help people understand that they are not alone in what they are going through.”