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.

The counselled Councillor: Depression is part of who I am, but it is not all of who I am

Mental illness is not a 'weakness'

With one in four people affected by mental health problems the law of averages mean that, with over 20,000 elected Councillors in England and Wales, some of them could be experiencing some form of mental illness. Glen I would put myself in that category: I'm both a local Councillor (and have been since 2012) and I have been for many years and currently am experiencing depressi

How do you make someone realise things are serious? Opening up about depression and eating disorders

Being a 21 year old studying at university, I feel it is now time to be honest about my illnesses and not be ashamed of them anymore.  Hiding them isn't going to help myself or anybody else, so I'm ready to talk.


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