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DEPRESSION
By Samantha Roberts
Sam is 22 and suffers from depression so badly that within the last year she has spent five weeks in Newtown Hospital, Worcester. At her lowest she couldn't walk across Sabrina Bridge without wanting to throw herself off. She frankly and openly talks about her experiences, what she has done to conquer her fears and situation and actually proves how far she has come by walking across Sabrina Bridge for the first time in many, many months.

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Shel
I struggle with it too. It's not easy. but get help. Don't try and get through it alone.

Sue
I stumbled across this page quite by accident and if im honest I've just sat and cried my eyes out after watching Samantha Roberts video clip. I've suffered from depression since I was 13 I'm now 33, I'm a single mum to 4 beautiful daughters and it shames me terribly to say they've never had a happy normal Mum or home life. There isn't a day goes by that I don't think of suicide it's always on my mind, the thoughts that my girls would be better off without me are there at the back of my mind all the time. I spend my days in bed with the curtains shut, if the phone rings or someone comes to my door I hide sometimes, the sense of panic is over whelming.

Ken
Dear Sam, thank you so much for allowing me to see someone else my age who is going through / has gone through something similar to me. I am a 22 year old guy who left a top flight university only 12 months away from finishing because I was suffering from depression. It took me a very long time to come to terms with the idea that I might actually have a problem. In the environment I was in you are expected to, as you say, "pull yourself together", and I was as guilty of that expectation as anyone else. Since leaving university I have spent a good 10 months at home trying to reset my compass, as it were, and have had the support of my wonderful mother to help me through. Although I still get down, I have since started doing a lot of work on film sets, and have found in that an environment in which not only do I not feel uncomfortable, I'm actually the largest presence there, with the greatest responsibility and greatest authority! I feel as though I have found another world, and am slowly re-shaping my aspirations to be able to pursue this new avenue to the best of my abilities, and am now thinking about re-starting university somewhere less stressful, doing a course I am genuinely passionate about, as opposed to one I am merely good at. Thank you for sharing, and I hope more people do the same.




Title:
DEPRESSION
Contributor:
Samantha Roberts
Length:
2.55 mins
Date:
14 Nov 2002
Source:
Video Nation Hereford and Worcester
Country:
England - West
Categories:
Health
Sadness


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