moonAnyone visiting this blog over the last few months will have noticed that I have an interest in how it is best to deal with depression. It is a difficult subject for sufferers and carers to talk about because of the nature of the illness and because of how such conditions are viewed within society, but in all of my posts I have encouraged more openness about depression.

Why so, because I firmly believe that it is only by confronting such issues that progress can occur, and who better to assist in such a process than those who are affected, directly, or indirectly themselves.

From such an idea this project was born. I have already created a category called dealing with Depression, so as to highlight the work I have posted as regards this area, and now I would like to go one step further

As  a long term depressive who has managed to survive and be part of an ongoing 20 yr happy marriage, I would like to invite all bloggers who suffer from depression to contribute to a support group through which other sufferers can came to terms with their condition. I would suggest that there is no requirement for personal details to be released, and although I will be monitoring any incoming posts for third party of scamming involvement, contributors may, in time, be granted the rights of a contributor , or even a full author, should such a desire arise

first stepSo it is that I offer the chance for you, as a depressive, carer, or just an interested party, to join me in my aim of helping others through what we all know can be very difficult times

Anyone interested in helping out with this project, anyone out there with tips or experiences that might ease the pain that all of us depressive know only too well?

I truly hope so, as it is only by sharing our experiences that cures or at least coping mechanisms can be found, but I also know that it is a sensitive area, so if you wish to contact me in a more private fashion, please feel free to use the contact form below

To kick things off, I leave you two things which I hope you will enjoy. First a survivors tale of surviving depression, my own video may well appear quite soon,

Finally, have I got an overall message for this project. yes I have, and it runs as follows

There are no easy answers, no promises of guaranteed success or resolution, but time heals, you are not alone, and yes, there are always those around you who want to help you, who can help you, and who truly understand. You are not, and never need to be,  alone


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