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 have found that telling people helps, but only when I feel the need

Graeme"You’re the last person I’d expect to be depressed..."

"What have you got to be depressed about?"

"Depression isn't real...it’s an excuse people use for being moody".

I have heard all of these things said by people I am very close to. One of my closest friends genuinely used to think that depression was a myth

Who can I talk to about my mental health?

I have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Schizotypal Personality Disorder (StPD), Depression and Agoraphobia, so a bit of a list there. It’s a struggle knowing where one conditions begins and another ends. I don’t feel like I have a “normal” day and if I have, at any point, a “normal moment” I try and hold on to it for dear life but everything changes so quickly.

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