As I picked up Dame Kelly Holme’s autobiography, sometime in 2010, I expected to read about her rise to the top of her game and learn about the lady who I’d seen cross the finish line to bring home gold, not once, but twice. [Image courtesy of https://www.pinterest.com/pin/264656915572990081/] I didn’t expect the monumental shift in mindset which […]

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What Does Depression Look Like? Depression can look like pure unadulterated joy. It can look like a chatty office worker. The waiter who provides exemplary customer service. A comedian who is causing a riot on stage. That polite gent who wished you good morning with a smile on his face. The strong firefighter who saves […]

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I wanted to try and put into words how depression feels for me. It is difficult explaining something which can be so changeable, one day to the next, but I’ve had a good go at it. *Takes a deep breath* Depression is classed as a mental illness but for me, it also manifests itself in […]

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As a child and as a teenager, I loved Christmas. I’d be so excited – from the obligatory advent calendar to getting up as early as our Mum would allow on Christmas Day. Once I hit my twenties and was devoured by depression, Christmas lost it’s magic. It felt like a lot of effort and […]

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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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