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 didn't always believe in mental health problems

Recently I was talking to someone about mental health and they asked me whether stigma really exists. 

After staring at them in bemusement for a few seconds, I said yes and made a poorly constructed argument until they walked away.

Here’s what I wanted to say...

Yes. Stigma and discrimination does exist. And I can prove it with a story about me. Well, two different versions of me.

A father and daughter speak openly: 'We make time more for each other now'

From Nigel, father to Annie Annie & Nigel

Writing this through tears and so many feelings, one thing that never got away was my love for my daughter.

She needed help, from me and other people

She needed help, from me and other people. My view from day one was that she was ill, not mentally ill.


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