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When children begin to learn to walk they constantly fall down and have to keep trying again and again, but with persistence, encouragement and support they learn how.
Recovery from depression involves persistence too, but it isn’t easy because the life of depression is about surviving…

When my depression was really bad, there were days when I mentally struggled to get out from under the duvet to even go to the loo, let alone brush my teeth.
I would have to talk myself into moving my foot to just start the process of getting out of bed, whilst trying to ignore the craziness…

I have known people who have died by suicide. Some were friends, some acquaintances. I came close to it myself 18 years ago.
For those left behind following a death by suicide, questions of “why did they do it?” and “could I have prevented it?” …