By Charlotte Hudson I was awoken in the early hours of this morning by a text from my sister, letting me know that Robin Williams had passed away. She wanted me to hear it from her and not from the radio or the internet. This act of kindness was not because we knew him – […]

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By: Jules Blake If you where asked what your dream life would be, could be, what is your answer? Winning the lottery, managing a multi national business, winning the X factor, having children.. When I asked myself this question last year I was turning 40 starting to realise that I was on the verge on […]

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By Andy Acton “But you are funniest guy I know”. “I never saw that coming”. “What scam are you pulling” “Oh, just snap out of it” These were some of the choice nuggets of wisdom I received when I came out about my depression. This is testament to just how well I masked my true […]

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By Mike Shevyn It’s been almost a year now. What has? I hear you say. Since my depression took hold of me and I have had one of the hardest, loneliest and darkest times of my life. This is my story. October 2010 October was like any other month or so I thought. It was busy […]

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By Charlotte Adams   Two rounds of blood tests revealed no obvious cause as to why so much of my hair had fallen out. Sitting in the doctors’ surgery for the third time in as many months, I felt really scared. The young doctor turned to me and said, ‘Your levels are good, your organ […]

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By Kelly Fitzgerald Depression. It’s not just a moment where you have a bad day here and there, it’s an everyday moment. You never know if something is going to set you off. Whether the dark cloud is going to hover over you and how long for. Depression doesn’t come alone. Attached with it you’ll […]

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By Keren Hill I made forward plansBut the darknessTook holdGave tremors to handsPalpitations to heartGripped by terrorI tried to cancelAll obligationsMy demons cajolingScreamingIn one loud chorusThey crushed meOnce moreWhile trying to learnA different wayThey told meI couldn’t stayFive inches shorter500 pounds heavierI lumber through the dayWide eyed in the headlampsFixed by indecisionBack against the wallHandsClutched […]

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Recently I visited the town where I went to University. It was a shock. I immediately thought back to the disabling attack of depression I experienced in my first year (and much of my second). It’s difficult to say why exactly it hit me. Perhaps because the building where I lived was full of noisy […]

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My name is Rob and I am a liar. I lie to at least four people every day and I lie to my wife constantly. There are many questions that lead me to lie, but there is one that leads me more than any other. You’ve probably guessed what it is already, but for the […]

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“If you want to be healthy again, you will!” For many years I didn’t believe this, seeing the spiral into depression as a self fulfilling prophecy and what I deserved. The anxiety attacks and constant paranoid state followed by the worst emotional feeling probably known to man was normal and having felt life cannot get […]

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