I was 20 years old when i was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and depression.
After intensive treatment i gradually learnt how to manage the condition, and a few years after my diagnosis began creating video blogs about mental illness which have today been watched by hundreds of thousands of people across the world.
I have also released a book of poetry entitled 'Pill After Pill: Poems From A Schizophrenic Mind', spoken about mental health in various publications including The Guardian, and presented a BBC Three documentary last year as part of their 'It's A Mad World' season.
At the end of 2013 i won the first annual Janey Antoniou award for my campaigning work from the charity, Rethink Mental Illness, whom i am now an ambassador for.
Last year I launched the 'find Mike' campaign together with the charity to find the stranger who stopped me from taking my life when i attempted to jump from a bridge in London. The aim of the campaign was to help raise awareness of suicide, the biggest killer of young men in the UK.
In May 2015 a documentary by Postcard Productions about the story entitled 'The Stranger On The Bridge' was broadcast on Channel 4.
I am now involved in various projects aimed at breaking the stigma attached to mental illness and supporting those suffering from mental health issues.