Who gets depressed?
Find out more from the stories of women who have known depression first hand
Depression IS an ILLNESS
It’s not something one can snap out of, or just a case of the blues.
Find out more from the stories of people who have known depression first hand - Read their stories on the right
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Depression is an umbrella term which covers many types of illness including:
# Clinical depression
# Bipolar disorder
# Seasonal Affective disorder
# Post natal or post
# Depression from treatment such as chemotherapy
# Psychotic depression
# Panic attacks
"I’m 41 now, I’m a Mother and work as a Counsellor / Justice worker. My depression started when I was 16... Sometimes I feel only people who have been through it really understand what it’s like. They are the people that make it easy..."
"I’m Helen, I’m in my 20’s and work in Social Care, this is my story: I see depression as a well - one I have sunk to the bottom of many times
throughout my adult life..."
I’m Joanne—a survivor, a wife, a mother, a businesswoman.
In 1992 I took an overdose and made phone calls to my family to tell them I loved them. Then I went to bed to wait for death to come and save me...."
"I’m in my 40’s, a Mother and a qualified Accountant, working in a busy practice. I want to tell you of Panic Attacks, Panic Disorders... I was away on holiday, sitting in my room getting ready to go out and all of a sudden I got an overwhelming fear..."
"My name is Maura, I’m in my 40’s, I’m a mother and a teacher and this is my
story. On a bleak February night, 21 years ago, my younger sister Hilary, told my parents that she was going babysitting..."
"My Name is Siobhan and I am 37 year old Mum and Wife... I was suffering from postnatal depression but I hid it well. I was very much alone in my darkness..."