Posts by Jayne Hardy

TEDx: Hearing Your Depression Story In My Words

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In April of this year, I was asked to be a speaker at TEDxBrum. [Photo Credit: Jonathan Cherry] To begin with, I switched into self-sabotage mode with really strong feelings of not being good enough. I felt like an imposter in what was such an incredible line-up and as though I stood out like a sore thumb…

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Depression: Hello Again

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Depression has reared its ugly head again. An overwhelming urge to hide away from the world. The little things have become the big things. The big things have become the impossible to deal with. A heavy heart. I’ve been here before. I’m wiser this time, I know what needs to be done. And yet it…

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Dear Friend (is it still okay to call you that?)


Dear Friend (is it still okay to call you that?) I have been a lousy friend to you and I’m sorry. I miss you. Years ago, depression came out of nowhere and knocked me to my knees. It felt as though overnight, I turned from a lifelong member of our friendship circle into someone who…

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How Depression Feels For Me

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I wanted to try and put into words how depression feels for me. It is difficult explaining something which can be so changeable, one day to the next, but I’ve had a good go at it. *Takes a deep breath* Depression is classed as a mental illness but for me, it also manifests itself in…

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