A North Staffordshire man who contemplated suicide has now set up an online forum for people with mental health problems.
Adam Parkes from Bidduph, set up 'Taking off the Mask' earlier this year and has seen it steadily grow.
They currently have over 13 thousand members from more than 50 different countries.
Adam left education to focus full-time on TOTM, registering as a non-profit organisation that is working to end the stigma of mental health.
They recently started a small merchandising programme and t-shirts and hoodies are being sent all over the world.
There is also a website www.takingoffthemask.org