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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I think depression is a condition of contradictions. For example, knowing that something is seriously wrong and wanting to ask for help, but not wanting to look like you are weak or can’t cope. If anyone asks if you’re ok, putting a smile on your face and saying ‘yes, of course’ while trying to convince […]

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By Keith Jones 3 years ago I hit the lowest ebb of my life so far.  My wife had an affair and then told me our marriage was over. I had a nasty accident which broke my arm very badly (needing 2 operations) and I lost 2 jobs within 4 months. I spiralled into a […]

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By Jayne Hardy Bear with me, this isn’t a post about how fantastic my little ‘un is (she is) nor how remarkably proud I am to be her Mum (I am), it’s a post about the things our daughter, Peggy, has taught us in her short 11 week-old life. Lessons which have really had a positive impact. […]

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By:  Graeme Blackwell If you’re reading this, you may well be familiar with the statistic that at any one time, 1 in 4 people are battling with a mental health issue. I’m one of them. Perhaps you are too. It’s a mind boggling stat when you consider it at any length. Not too long ago I […]

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By: Paul Horton Hi I’m Paul! I was a postman for about 19 years of my working life. A job I was proud to do and to be part of. However last year in June I was let go and given a few thousand  to leave the job  due to my on going depression anxiety […]

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Hannah Beswick responds to the piece published by The Mirror, Generation Stress: Scandal of our Depressed Kids as Thousands of Under-10s are Treated for Mental Health Problems.  As I’m sure you’re all aware recently The Mirror released and article about depressed children entitled ‘Generation Stress’. Finally depression is starting to be taken seriously I thought, #timetotalk has worked […]

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