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.

Stigma makes me embarrassed to tell certain people that I experience depression

I wanted to write this while I was having a difficult time with depression myself, kind of as an outlet for myself but also as a way to raise awareness. I find that when I’m not suffering from depression it’s very difficult to look back at the phases where I was and pinpoint exactly how I felt as it is a big blur of nothingness and pain.

Speaking out about my mental illness has been one of the most helpful things I have done

I recently pledged to be more open about having a mental illness.Danielle Blog In the past I have experienced stigma which I feel has always held me back from being open. However, since writing and sharing my experiences the positive feedback I have received has been


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