Today 10% of young people aged 5-16 suffer from a diagnosed mental health problem. I was one of those young people and though I didn't know it at the time, this would drastically impact my life.
When my mental health got worse, I learned a lot about what it is to suffer in silence and to be scared to talk out about how you feel on the inside. Everything I felt was amplified by my Aspergers condition making the situation unbearable.
I don't think that any other young person should have to feel this way, which is what inspired this piece of work. It's time to change. Young people shouldn't be scared to talk about what is Hidden Beneath.