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.

Support from my manager got me the help I needed

So here’s my story, a 30 year old in a modern world. Diagnosed with Bipolar in 2012, after the passing of my nan which threw me into turmoil. I had spent many years battling with doctors, and medical professionals for nearly 10 years. Diagnosed with depression at the age of 17 I was always certain it was more than this, inside I felt different I knew I was somehow different to everyone else. I saw the world in a completely different light, often with a much deeper understanding and very much an over thinker.

My relationship helped me recover from anxiety and depression

I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety in late 2012 after being sexually assaulted by a friend. Prior to this, it had taken me two years to come to terms with what had actually happened and accept the fact that I needed help. I confided in family and applied to see a counsellor.


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