Depression: personal blogs and stories

The following blog posts are written by people with personal experience of depression. By talking openly, our bloggers hope to increase understanding around mental health, break stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that – like physical health – affects us all.


I opened up about depression on Facebook

I wonder how much stigma is all in our minds.

I say that with love, because I know how mental illness can make us think the worst of every situation. Goodness knows, I’m guilty of that.

But after months and months of depression – depression that had encompassed hospital admissions, severe self-harm and four significant suicide attempts – I decided to come clean.

It's time to talk about mental health in the workplace

3 years ago, I fell ill.  I was suffering from vomiting sensations, and thinking no more about it I went to my GP and began a course of medication to treat this as a physical issue.  At the time I didn't link it to anything mental; why would I?  It just wasn't anything in my sphere of thinking at the time.

Telling my employers about my depression

My mental health hasn’t truly impacted my life for a long time, until now that is. I have suffered with mental health issues since being a teenager (well over 10 years), yet my life so far has been full and thrilling. I have been to university, held down jobs, travelled abroad, progressed in my career and got married.

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