The dark days of December

Every year – as the lights start to twinkle and music turns to bells and jingles, – my thoughts nearly always begin to head in a darker direction. The rational side of my brain tells me that I have a lot to be thankful for; I have a job I enjoy, I have my health, a family I love and […]

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Will the stigma of depression ever fully go away?

‘My name is Rob Mansfield and I suffer from depression.’ That kind of statement often leads to congratulations for being ‘brave’ and ‘honest’, but please don’t applaud or praise. Instead, consider this comparable statement: ‘My name is Rob Mansfield and I suffer from asthma.’ Not exactly up there on the confession scale, is it? And yet, compare the numbers. There […]

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