About Andrew Lawes

"I back this kind of guts and fortitude. You are not alone, my friend." Duff McKagan; Guns 'N' Roses


His name is Andrew Lawes, and he is afflicted with a condition definable only as the Lawes Disorder.

For thirty years, Lawes has fought against the darkness in his mind. Depression, self-harm, suicidal impulses and full-on mental breakdowns showed him a hell unlike no other. Were it not for his career supporting, empowering and caring for adults with learning difficulties, he would have succumbed to the madness long ago. Instead, the unique insights into the mind, how interact with others and, most importantly, how to create a world within a world his work exposed him to gave him the hope to keep fighting.


"Bless you for giving people hope." Jonathan Davis; Korn

In 'The Lawes Disorder', Lawes shares his uncensored reflections in an attempt to showcase the true nature of mental illness, before offering the support and guidance to others in similar situations that he is renowned for. Fourteen years of therapy raised more questions than answers; Lawes’ thoughts on religion, autism, interpersonal relationships, mental health, drug abuse and how the human mind works are the key to determining the true nature of the Lawes Disorder, how it applies to the wider world and how these issues can be managed, both individually and societally, to enable the reader to gain the freedom that comes with self-acceptance.

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To Anyone Struggling With Depression

If you, or someone you know, is in the dark, lonely world that depression takes you to, please read this. You will get through this.

The Lawes Report: Depression (video and transcript)

Andrew Lawes explains how depression affected him, his advice on how to love someone with the illness and how the focus of mental health support needs to change.

Turning My Breakdown Into A Breakthrough

The mental health writing of Andrew Lawes has saved lives.

Now, he takes things to the next level.

Back From the Brink – A Poem

A poem about how Andrew Lawes’ niece gave him the strength to fight his depression and suicidal thoughts.

Call For Submissions: Working In Care

Andrew Lawes is attempting to force change in the Care industry by speaking out about the culture of abuse and silence, and he wants to break stigma surrounding learning disabilities. He needs your help.

In An Abusive Relationship? You Need To Read This

The damage of domestic violence goes far beyond physical abuse. You need to stop trying to save your abusive partner and start trying to save yourself. You deserve better than to be a victim.

5 Ways To Help Your Partner Talk About Their Past

Andrew Lawes has some advice on supporting your partner as they open up about a difficult past.

5 Ways To Help Someone Who Self-Harms

Self-Harm is so hard to understand, which makes offering support difficult. Andrew Lawes has some advice for anyone affected.

God Stole My Son – Now He Faces The Reaction

Madness forced Andrew Lawes to Hell. The person he met there showed him the truth – a revelation that has unleashed a furious anger.

Unholy Confession: Proof Of Heaven; How I Beat Depression

Andrew Lawes has a theory about the mind, and he’s been through hell to research it. Today, he proves heaven exists. He also knows that to get there, first he must confess.

I Need To Get To Heaven – My Son Needs Me

His son is in heaven, but Andrew Lawes is on a fast-track to hell. His only hope of meeting his son is to be a good man. His first step is to confess his sins.

Unholy Confession, Chapter Two: The Plagiarist Writer

Last week, Andrew Lawes revealed his darkest secret. His Unholy Confession continues with the tale of the Plagiarist Writer …

Unholy Confession: My Split-Personality Disorder

Andrew Lawes has tried to live in this world for 29 years. His only hope of survival is to show you his world and hope you accept him in yours.

How Autism Holds The Answers To Depression And Mental Illness

Can knowledge and understanding of Autism lead to more effective mental health support? Andrew Lawes believes so.

We Need To Be Brave And Stand Up To Evil

In the aftermath of the Rotherham Child Exploitation scandal, too much focus has been put on the ethnicity and religion of the criminals. Andrew Lawes believes fear is the real issue. He wants to help you be brave.

How Silence Led To 1400 Children Being Sexually Abused

The authorities and staff entrusted to protect vulnerable people were too scared to do so. Andrew Lawes wants to help you speak out against abuse