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'Should I let on that I’m unhappy?’


As someone who has suffered from depression in the past I can understand your fear of letting others know how you are feeling. I spent 6 months putting on a brave face when surrounded by my friends and acting as if nothing was wrong. It wasn't until I completely expectantly broke down in front of a group that I finally did something about it, and you know what, every one of them were so supportive and understanding. They gave me the encouragement to face up to the fact that I wasn't coping and take myself off to see the doctor to get help. By sharing it came to light that several of them were currently fighting their own personal battles with depression that I was totally unaware of. Remember, no-one is superhuman, although as nurses if often feels like we are. Depression is not a failure, it's just a little baggage that you can carry on your shoulder if you get help. Good luck xx

Posted date

30 January, 2015

Posted time

2:33 pm