Who gets depressed?
Find out more from the stories of men 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 52 years old, a Business Man...When I was about 20, my older cousin took his own life..."
"My name is Emmet, I’m 41, a qualified, Professional man...Your pain is indeed your pain, but it is the same pain which affects all of humanity – every person who ever lived and who will ever live. It is so important that you reach out, even in your darkest anguish..."
"My name is John and I'm a 45-yr old husband and father. I was eighteen years younger when I walked into the A&E department and said 'Help me, I'm a manic depressive'..."
"I’m Paul and this is my story.
We hear a lot in everyday life about the silent majority, a euphemism of sorts to describe a group of people who do not express their views publicly..."
"My name is Connell, I’m 18 and I started to have voices in my head when I was about 14... Things just got more crazy, we started to take cars, I could drive a bit..."
"My name is Niall. It took until I was fifty to figure it all out. The epiphany arrived when I realised I was an abusive man and began a look back, ...through my attempted suicide..."