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Myths about depression

There are many myths and misconceptions which exist about depression. Here I will talk about some of the most common ones.
1) Depression is a choice. This is a peculiar one. Nobody suffering from depression has chosen to be this way, just as nobody affected by heart disease has chosen that. People who are depressed would choose the exact opposite if they could.
Unfortunately, it is not as simple as flicking a switch. Depression is treatable but it doesn't go away overnight. It takes time and effort. If you think someone is depressed, be supportive, talk them through their options and assure them that they aren't to blame.
2) You must have a reason to be depressed.
You have your health. You have a roof over your head. You have food on the table. You have a great job. You have a loving family and the best friends you could ask for. You couldn't possibly be depressed, right?
Think again. While depression can arise as a result of life events and environmental factors, there isn…

Welcome

Hi all, 

Welcome to my blog - a place where you can have your mental health experiences published anonymously and help those similarly affected to get advice from other readers or simply vent about whatever is on your mind.

I started this blog primarily with depression in mind but anyone who is suffering from any kind of mental health issue is welcome to join. 

I will start by talking a bit about my own experiences. I am 29 and I have been battling depression on and off since at least my early twenties, so nearly ten years now if not longer. I have been on fluoxetine for around the last six months, having seen another GP back in the autumn. What prompted me to seek help again was some work related issues. Long story short, I had recently started a new job in a completely different type of role to what I was used to. Frankly, things were not looking good. I was lagging behind my peers due to ongoing issues with my performance at work (despite the extra support I was being given). Just as …