The truth of being a young carer


What's the one thing you want the world to know about being a young carer for someone living with mental illness?

We asked a young carer that question for Young Carers Action Day. Here's what they said: 

"Most people do not understand the toll, mentally and physically, it takes from you watching the person who raised you slowly get worse and all hope seems to fade.

"But still we persevere, still we care and provide everything we can to help those in need.

"And we will be damned if we aren’t going to fight to make things better."