Chris Young

Chris Young is an ex-social worker from Northamptonshire, UK. In 2008 he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

In 2011 Chris began his endeavour Walk a Mile In my Shoes. He walks around the edge of the UK – the edge of society being where many people with mental health problems feel they are – without spending any money and relying on the kindness of strangers. He invites other people to join him on these walks in order to discuss mental health and tackle stigma one step at a time.

Chris has a wonderful way of looking at the world despite his BPD. He goes about life assuming that everyone, no matter who they are or what background they’re from, is fantastic. That way, he can open up a healthy and productive conversation about mental health with everyone he meets.