There is a path out of depression
Published 06/12/2015 | 02:30
Sir - Depression paints a frightful picture of devastation, havoc and unhappiness wrought in so many people's lives and also leads to suicide by unfortunate people, who, in their deep-rooted despair, feel they cannot cope any longer. Sometimes depression is considered to be a deadly disease.
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 I suffered physical beatings and mental trauma, which lead to severe depression, unhappiness and despair. For many years, I did not seek medical help.