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    Media Request: Depression in one sentence

    Hi all, I need your input.

    Today I found out that an old friend committed suicide after a long battle with depression. I can not sleep. My mind is a whirlwind. Even though I've suffered from 'it' for over 10 years, it made me remember that you can never quite understand or recognise it when it comes to other people, yet so many of us have encountered and become limp from depression. It is different for every one of us.

    I am a graphic designer and have decided to create, self publish and distribute a zine (niche magazine) on the experiences of mental health -- we need to make it 'accepted' and understood so people will not feel ashamed and alone. Thus, I would be grateful if you could all give me a sentence on what depression was or felt like to YOU. Anonymity will be kept if wished. However, if you do wish to make yourself known please leave your name and age I hope to publish (alongside with illustrations) this towards the end of the month and really appreciate your contributions. Once published I will happily send copies out.

    Thank you all,

    Jenny x

    My sentence: Depression is a mental cancer.
    Last edited by Suzi; 04-01-16 at 12:38 PM. Reason: Approved by Suzi after contact from JL.

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    Boss Lady ;) Suzi's Avatar
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    Welcome to DWD Jenny. I'm sorry about your friend.

    My sentence:
    Depression robs you of so much, but with the right support you can get through it. Suzi (37)
    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    Courage to change the things I can,
    And wisdom to know the difference.

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    Princess Sparkles Paula's Avatar
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    Hi Jenny and welcome. I'm so sorry you lost your friend.

    My sentence: depression takes your life, spins it around and gives you back a life you never planned. Paula (will be 42 by the time you do anything with this)
    Come on everybody, join in the QUIZ, I need the competition!

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    OldMike (04-02-16)

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    Thanks for your support and contribution! I am writing them all down. Please keep them coming

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    Hi Jenny - sorry for your loss. I can empathise, someone I knew from my uni days took his own life 6 and a half years ago when only 24. Very sad
    My sentence: depression takes away all your self esteem, makes you feel like everyone is laughing at you and leaves you feeling like the loneliest person in the world. Alex (32)

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    OldMike (04-02-16)

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    Living with depression is like living in a vacuum where all the joy has been sucked out.

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    Hi Jenny sorry about your friend.

    Now my one sentence.

    Depression leaves you living in a world where you can't think straight and fills you with a sense of uselessness and hopelessness where everything seems totally pointless. (Michael age 68)
    71 and counting, less of the "Old" call me "Mike"
    ~~~ Please check out the latest QUIZ (Fun and Games > Quiz) I'm sure you'll find it fun. ~~~

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    Depression leaves you wondering what on earth hit you.

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    Depression is an old friend that often turns up uninvited

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    Depression is like being at the bottom of a well and seeing no way to climb out. (age 55)

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