When my dad was having episodes, we like… we spoke the least about it then. When the doctors used to come and take her into hospital, we never knew what was going on. I think other people felt that, we were either causing her mental illness or we could get a mental illness from my mum. When my dad was diagnosed with it I wasn’t… I had no friends. I was alone, I couldn’t do anything I wanted to do. I couldn’t sleep at night, so that’s the reason why I used to go into school tired. And because I was so busy thinking about all these negative feelings, I wasn’t eating properly so it was just affecting my weight, and I realised that once I did start talking about it I managed to sleep because I used to put all those feelings to rest. At the time I didn’t realise that, you know, being there was helping me, I thought initially that it was helping my mum. So the drama was, you know, just very simple, but you learn a lot from that drama. From the discussions that even came out of the drama. So… and also the professionals there, you know they came down to your level and they would explain things, using appropriate language. I was encouraged to speak up. So therefore, I was able to speak to my family members who would say things that didn’t make sense, that were untrue about mental illness. I was able to, you know, speak feeling sure that “no, this is what mental illness is.” So, I knew at the time I was learning a lot. I knew at the time… I knew… you know, what to do, the numbers to call if there was a crisis. But looking back, one of the benefits was talking. You know, talking was therapy. I didn’t know I was getting therapy, that was group therapy. I was listening to other people getting some ideas from other people and having the opportunity to share what’s in my mind. To talk about, you know, what’s stressing me out. You’re getting therapy, but in a less pressurising environment, in a calm environment, in a safe environment, in a non-judgemental environment. And, you’re more inclined to talk about it because you hear other people talking about it freely. It’s so simple, but it’s really powerful and it has a long lasting effect, because if you can put those things right when a child is young it is less likely that that child will develop a mental illness or depression.