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Depression And Anxiety As A Student

Depression And Anxiety As A Student

I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety 6 years ago, and as a young person, this has shaped almost a quarter of my life. As a university student, living with a mental illness comes with its own unique challenges. Whether the challenges are living away from a...
Living WithBipolar. A Spouse’s Perspective

Living WithBipolar. A Spouse’s Perspective

It took me by surprise when someone asked me what it was like being married to someone who had bipolar disorder. Somewhat bizarrely, in 25 years of marriage no-one had ever asked me that before. On reflection, I realised not many people know that my husband has...
Manic depression and its impact on children.

Manic depression and its impact on children.

I have two children. When my ex and I split they were 8 and 6. That was more than 7 years ago. I spent much of the first few years crapping myself that my ex would do herself a mischief and hurt the children. As father, I was not the primary carer. I had them exactly...
A professional’s story

A professional’s story

“I have suffered depression a few times in my life, most notably in my mid 20’s, but fortunately managed to pull myself out of the black hole. I am lucky that I don’t slip into the spiral on a frequent basis, but when it has happened it feels a helpless place...