Have you ever been depressed? Are you going through a bout of depression right now?

Share your experiences with others who have gone through, or are going through the same thing. Let them know that they are not alone, and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Your experience can give others hope and ideas about how to deal with their depression.

Share your experiences with depression and what caused it. Feel free to write your experiences the way you wish. You can use your own ideas, or use the questions below as a guide. In the event you use a question, you should only answer that question. You may also answer several questions in separate entries and allow us to choose the best one for the book. Whatever your preference, only a maximum of 2,000 characters will be published.

Click on the question you wish to answer:

When and how did you become depressed?
How long did your depression last?
When were you diagnosed with depression and what were the causes?
How did you recover from your depression?
What symptoms told you that something was wrong?
How did you ask for help? Who did you ask for help?
How did the people around you help you recover from your depression?
Who in particular helped you recover from your depression?
Why do you feel that there is a cure for your depression?
Why do you feel that there is no cure for your depression?
What do you think about drug therapy as a treatment for depression?
What experiences have you had with drugs to treat your depression?
What would you recommend to those who are suffering from depression right now?
What practical advice should people who are suffering from depression follow?
What books, movies, or “magical remedies” do you recommend for depression?
What other options are there for people with depression?
Why do you think there are so many people battling depression?
What short- and long-term consequences have resulted from your depression?
I want to tell my story my way.

Your story or anecdote will be published under a pseudonym or your real name followed by your age, city, state or province, and country in parentheses. Example: Jane Wright (age 39, Wales, England). It is your choice to use your name or not. However, for administrative purposes, you will need to give contact information. This information is kept confidential. This information will not be published or shared with anyone under any circumstance, unless you instruct us otherwise in writing. See Participation Requirements for more information.

100 Plus TRUE STORIES: Depression is a book that will be published under the Cambridge BrickHouse Books (CBH Books) label. This book will form part of the 100 Plus TRUE STORIES series. The objective of this series is to collect and share life experiences so that readers may identify with and/or learn from them.

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