Follow my blog about my journey with depression.
My name is Becky. I am a Mum to two young boys. Happily married. Daughter to Dad with Alzheimer’s. Secondary school teacher. Mental health advocate. Depression sufferer. Trying to do my small bit to shatter the stigma of depression so fewer people will have to experience the misconceptions, judgments and resulting pain that I have had to endure.
Depression first struck me down at the age of 26. I am now 34 and in recovery from my second major depressive episode. From the outside it would appear that my life is perfect but depression can affect anyone at anytime and in anyplace. It doesn’t discriminate.
To the outside world I am happy and well. I am fine. Inside the illness crippled me at times. I have survived serious suicidal thoughts and plans. Self harm is another daily battle I am trying to overcome. When I am listened to and believed I start to heal.
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