When I was a teenager, my parents were divorced.
My parents weren’t happy, and my brother, who was 14, became depressed.
I think my family felt abandoned.
He became suicidal and began cutting himself.
I remember going to see a psychiatrist.
He told me that depression is a disorder that happens when the body doesn’t respond to the stresses that are present in the world.
The person who suffers from depression can’t cope.
Depression doesn’t mean you’re depressed.
Depression means you are not functioning as well as you should.
And so it was with me.
And I had the same thoughts: “I can’t go back to being a kid.”
I had also thought about suicide.
I had tried to kill myself at one point.
I was depressed, but I didn’t know if I could kill myself.
And then I thought, “I could take it one step further.”
I thought about how I would be able to make it to the other side and live the rest of my life in peace.
I knew I needed to have some help.
I went to my GP.
I said: “Can you help me?”
He looked at me, and he said: ‘It’s just depression.
You need some help.’
I said, “OK, I’ll give it a go.”
And I went for three sessions.
And they said: ”It’s depression, you need to see someone.
“It took me a while to get used to it.
I’ve never been depressed before, but it took me some time to understand how I felt, and I knew it wasn’t good.
I didn´t know what to say, because I didn’ t know if they would help me.
So I had to go back and see the doctor.
But I found the best advice I could get was that I should try to find someone to talk to.
I asked: “What can I do to help?”
The doctor said: �You need to talk with someone.
Get in touch with someone, talk to somebody who understands you.
They’ll be able understand what’s happening to you, and you’ll be OK.
You’ll find out what’s going on in your life, and maybe you’ll get some relief.
And it might help you feel better too.
And maybe you will make a better decision about how you’re going to live your life.
But you need someone to help you find out, so that you can make the right decision.
So that you don’t feel like you’re in despair, you don´t feel like it´s not working.
And if you find somebody, and they give you some kind of support, that´s what you need.
The psychiatrist was very positive, he helped me through the whole process.
He understood that I wasn’t alone in my problem.
And he also understood that he wasn´t a psychiatrist, he wasn’t qualified, and there was a lot of uncertainty about what kind of treatment he would offer.
He was very helpful and very professional.
But, at the end of the day, I didn`t find the right doctor.
I did find some psychologists who understood the disorder better, and who also understood the individual.
And there was one psychologist who was really good at helping me to understand the depression better.
And the psychologist also helped me to recognise my symptoms and my symptoms were linked to my emotions.
So, I had some very good support.
And that´ll give me a lot more peace in my life.
So it was a long process.
But the most important thing was to find somebody who understood.
That was my main thing.
But eventually, I got to the point where I knew that I had a mental disorder.
I would feel better if I had someone who understood me better.
The psychologist who helped me had been very helpful.
He helped me understand that I was in distress and that I needed help.
He made me understand why I was feeling this way.
And in the end, I realised I had been suicidal, and that my depression was caused by the fact that I didnt feel happy.
I felt sad because I wasn´ t happy.
So my depression is connected to my happiness.
I needed the help to find the answer to my question, “Why are you sad?”
That was very important.
And after all that time, the psychologist helped me so much that I finally understood why I felt depressed.
So now, I don’t have to go through the misery of depression again.