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.


On the Coast of Devon the "Dreaded 'Lurgi' Struck"

I have swine flu, AND whilst I'm more than happy to receive your messages of sympathy I'm wallowing in a vat of self pity the size of the Watford Gap which is hardly admirable, thus I hardly deserve your kind words. (grin)

Ulrika Jonsson's story

Ulrika Jonsson has experienced depression and panic attacks on a few occasions in her life.

“Despite having bright, wonderful children and a house I can call my own, I found myself in some real low points. I didn't want to wake up in the mornings, I found it so hard to cope."

Instead of taking antidepressants she chose to deal with the depression herself.

Churchill is summoned - The alternative history

With the report on “The World without the Fantastic Five" being published I wonder how events in history might have unravelled slightly differently given today's attitudes:

The scene is Buckingham Palace, 10th May 1940, King George VI has summoned Winston Churchill...

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