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.

If you work in mental health, it's important to know that you can talk about (your own) mental health

It’s come back again

The pit in the stomach. Amirah The realisation it has come back. I feel ashamed, annoyed and angry at myself. How did I let this happen? Why have I let this happen?

My loved ones are helping me to recover: coping with bipolar disorder and BPD

2014 has been a rollercoaster of a year; I have experienced more pain and emotion than ever before.  A sudden loss of someone I hold dear caused me to re-examine my own life and begin to change it. I have always been very secretive when it came to my mental health, feeling ashamed and weak (views which people often express that just add to my own insecurities).


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