Personal experiences of depression

The following stories are written by people with personal experience of depression. These are examples of what it can be like for those experiencing poor mental health, and although not everyone’s story will be the same, we hope that these accounts will help increase understanding of mental health problems.

Times journalist Oliver Kamm tells the story of his encounter with depression.

Oliver Kamm

Lin Woolmington shares her experience of clinical depression. 

Lin Woolmington

We share an excerpt from Matt Haig's book Reasons to Stay Alive about his experience of depression and anxiety.

Matt Haig

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