No one should suffer in silence, by Sarah

Sarah

I have suffered with depression since the age of 16. I am now 34. I still take medication, and without it, I truly believe I would be dead.  I tried to kill myself in my late teen/early twenties, suffered self harm, bulimia and alcoholism. Four years ago I stopped drinking and my life has transformed….

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My story of how I was affected by depression, by Mali

mali lewis

I am going to start from the beginning, even though when I was first affected by depression I didn’t know it. I was 15 and had just started my final year at high school. I was very happy at the time but by the November my world started to crash around me. I became disinterested…

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Depression and normality – which is which? by Paul Brook

Paul Brook

Depression has changed me. For better or worse, it’s an experience that has made a permanent mark on my character. Depression has also confused me, because, although I know I’ve changed, I can’t always remember what I was like before it came along. I sometimes have vivid memories of what I felt like at the…

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Sheli talks to Blurt about her experience of depression

Sheli

I have suffered with depression for as long as I can remember, but wasn’t diagnosed until fairly recently. And then I had to come to terms with the fact that there was actually something wrong with me that wasn’t going to go away. In some ways it’s a relief to know that I’m not just…

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Depression: The Realisation

Rhea

You never think it would happen to you. If you’re anything like me, you’ll have memories of hearing about depression, without ever having considered what it is. I know people who have suffered with depression for several years and it always surprised me that they would broadcast their feelings over social networking sites – surely,…

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Depression: Reaching out

Katie

Depression, it was something I did everything I could to deny that I was suffering with it but I knew deep down, it would only be a matter of time before I would have to admit something wasn’t right. It was after I turned 18 that things started to change. My relationship at the time…

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Depression: When the black dog re-visits

Lisa Kent

The people at Blurt It Out, whom I’ve recently started following on Twitter and via there, their own website, Facebook etc are trying to help stamp out the stigma of talking about depression and other mental health issues, have suggested people write about their experiences and share with others. As I’m currently “cured” I didn’t…

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Depression: When things overwhelm

Natasha

I’m currently going through a particularly bad bout of depression, so thought that would be the perfect place to start from, it being a blog about depression and all. The only problem with that is depression really saps you of all energy and motivation. The journey to sitting down and writing this went something like…

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Diary of Depression

chloe

Someone asked me the other day how I knew I was depressed. It threw up a lot of interesting discussion amongst friends, some of whom are also medicated for depression, and some who aren’t. I knew I was depressed, partly because I did a psychology degree, and partly because I have a family history of…

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Living with Depression: How to Cope when Your Partner is Depressed by Caroline Carr

Book Review

Book review by Kimberley Part of the Living with Depression series, this book is intended for the partner of someone who is depressed. Engagingly written in plain English, it offers a basic guide to depression, its treatment and looking after yourself if you are in a relationship with someone who is depressed. Interwoven with this…

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