These stories, by people with lived experience of mental health problems, explore how their siblings have responded to their illness, and how they have been supportive and understanding. 

Finally talking about my depression is such a relief

August 16, 2017

Talking about it is such a relief, although it has taken me two decades to realise it. My story started when I was a child. Witnessing my incredible Mother experience two horrific mental breakdowns really affected me more than I could ever recognise being so young. I couldn't understand why she would be in tears on a daily basis, and shielded from us by my Father as she just couldn't cope with life itself. It wasn't until my own breakdown recently that it suddenly dawned on me just how dreadful coping can be during these times.

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