Here's a piece of information which might make one or two recoil in shock. For the most part you couldn't spot a depressive from any other member of society; you might need to get very close to someone before it became apparent.
There's a growing sense of excitement around the entire Time To Change Project. A genuine sense that we really could be seeing the beginnings of what could turn out to be one of the most revolutionary changes in the way in which mental health is perceived within our society! It's exciting, innovative, ambitious, and it's great to be involved with the project!
My name is Margaret, and I receive treatment and support from the Mental Health services from where I live. I don't know how everyone else likes to be known, but I have no problem at all calling myself a service user.
As for many years that has always been, and Yeah, lots of times in my past, I lost any dignity I owned and there were times when I felt "drugged up" to my eyeballs, but today is where I am and where I enjoy to be.