This Strange Unexplained Necessity of Living Life

I heard the terribly sad news about an hour ago that depression has claimed another life; that someone else couldn’t live with the condition any longer. It’s an illness that can be the cruellest widowmaker of all as it leaves the bereaved with a lifetime...

A Coward Writes

I’ve been overwhelmed by the response to my posting about depression here a week or so ago. From simple ‘good on ya’s’ to heartfelt and detailed accounts of tussles with the ‘black dog’ I’m utterly humbled by all the reactions and deeply moved by some of your e-mails,...

Me, Depression and Marian Keyes

I am heartily glad that Marian Keyes has posted on her website about her continuing battle with depression. It’s a condition I’ve suffered with for many years, possibly even as long as I can remember. Depression is a word that’s often bandied about to such an extent...