Mental health crisis: 'I was terrified'
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What is it like to go through a mental health crisis?

What's it like when you experience an acute mental health crisis?

Sophie is in her early twenties and, despite a series of suicide attempts, she says she wasn't given the help she needed.

Months later she's still on a waiting list for specialist support.

She told the BBC her story as part of a special animation commissioned to mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Details of organisations offering information and support with mental health are available at bbc.co.uk/actionline, or you can call for free, at any time to hear recorded information on 08000 564 756.