Christmas is like a Brussel sprout whether you love it or it makes you pout you only have to stomach it once a year though it might make you immobile with fear Just stick a fork in it and swallow it whole Santa’s watching you from the North Pole so give him a wave, a […]

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[Image found on Pinterest] Depression ate me up and spat me out. Several times. It changed me beyond recognition. I look back at the girl I was before depression took it’s grip and I barely recognise myself. When I started to feel well, I had no idea who I was anymore. I didn’t know what […]

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By: Rachael Matthews (@Rachieriots) I feel exhausted, all the time. Even in my dreams. Everyday is a battle to stay alive and at the end of the day, I can’t even muster up the strength to feel happy that I won another day. Depression takes all of you. It’s like waves, lapping at the sea […]

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By Adam My name’s Adam. I’m forty years old.  I am – or was – a professional engineer and manager.  I was first diagnosed with unipolar depression at around age twenty-four; since then I’ve been sampling from a smorgasbord of medication and therapies with varying, occasionally bad, often good but impermanent results. My depression affects […]

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By Hazel Christie @christiehazel Depression You feel absent Like looking in a mirror With no reflection Hosted in the glass You feel beyond reach Unable to connect Like being gutted and hollowed Out of yourself You want presence To feel the rawness behind As if half your head Has been cut away You want to […]

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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 were 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 one […]

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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 […]

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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 functions […]

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