Sandra Dean - BACP Registered member

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Author (Amanda Green), Blogger, Life Writing Workshop coach, BACP Counsellor Dip., Aerial Photographer and Orangutan, Animal and Mental Health campaigner in Essex

Prima magazine June 2011 include my story in Depression report

Prima June 2011 issue sandra dean depression front page
Prima June 2011 issue sandra dean depression front page

In this months issue, just out, (June 2011) Prima have produced a four page special on depression and I am one of the case studies.  Unlike many other articles I have read in magazines on the subject, which make depression appear as though it were just ‘down times’ Prima have shown, through the four stories, just how debilitating and life changing depression really is.

I was touched by each story, and also that amount of campaigning and memoir writing about these tough experiences. 

Every person’s story must have so much more detail to it; I certainly have.  Some people have noted that it appears my depression came on due to an event when I was fifteen, and although that was when full on depression hit me, I had signs of instability much earlier on, when a young child, and I have discovered I was clearly susceptible to it.  Many factors have contributed throughout my life, and depression was quickly joined by symptoms of other disorders, making it harder to tackle the seemingly never ending list of issues, but by facing each one by one, I was able to decrease the symptoms with a methodical approach.

The article can be seen below – please click on each image to view and use the back button in your browser to come back to this page…

Take care, Sandra

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