Andrew Lawes is a 36 year old writer renowned for his openness and compassion. Lawes started sharing his writing in 2012, due to a combination his escalating mental health issues and immense frustration with the lack of support available. His story of fighting depression received acclaim from both sides of the Atlantic, notably from Jonathan Davis of Korn who remarked, "bless you for giving people hope," and from Duff McKagan of Guns 'N' Roses, who thanked Lawes for his courage in his article 'Depression Ain't No Joke.' His next article, 'Loving Someone With Depression,' was written to offer support and advice for the loved ones of people suffering from what he coined 'the cancer of the soul.' Republished on various websites, this essay steeped in empathy and understanding received in excess of 300,000 views, and remains his most popular piece of writing. His later essays on male suicide and self-harm played a crucial role in opening the doors for other men to rise above the stigma and discuss their own struggles.
Currently studying to be a psychotherapist, Lawes regularly shares in-depth essays about mental health, life and the world on his website, LawesDisorder.com.