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Change thinking to beat depression

Published 16/01/2011 | 05:00

Sir -- Two letters re depression (Sunday Independent, January 2, 2011), painted a frightening picture of devastation, havoc and unhappiness wrought in so many people's lives by the scourge of depression, which also leads to suicide by unfortunate people who, in their deep-rooted despair, feel they cannot cope any longer. One writer backed up a media and medical image that depression is a deadly disease.

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I would like to take issue with that image of depression in Ireland (and the western world). My life's experience has taught me otherwise.

I would not live my youth again. I was born with severe hearing loss and in 11 years of schooling suffered physical beatings and mental trauma which led to severe depression, unhappiness and despair. For many years I did not seek medical help. Then one day I made an amazing discovery.

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