Hi All

Although is not about Fibro, but it is about depression which is a symptom of Fibro, it's worth watching the youtube link

Stay blessed folks

M x

At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don't know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery.

In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the "black dog of depression".

For more information on World Mental Health Day, please visit:

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  • that was amazing. i finaly got to see me gp yesterday who told me what i knew but couldnt admit, i have depression. i am not going to get the prescription she gave me i am going to join a gym & swim, which i have been going to do for 2 years. the black dog video is like looking at myself and today i can admit to myself just how low i am but iam determined to get back up there.thankyou so much

  • aww you're welcome, I saw it and thought what a wonderful, easy to understand way of explaining and dealing with depression. Obviously people deal with it in different ways, so I really hope that it works for you, after all we don't want to add more pills to the ones we already have!

    You've taken the first huge step ~ acknowledgement. Well done you.

    M x

  • I have struggled with depression since childhood but only recently realised that going to ben and not wanting to wake up is depression. Having had that most of my life I just thought it was normal. I was pushed to edge of a nervious breakdown by HMRC recently and sort help. I am seeing a councillor so fingers crossed I will get better. Thanks for this link it needs to be in the open but when you say your depressed people just say pull yourself together or oh yes i feel down sometimes. Oh for the day I just feel a bit down and not just wanting to sleep forever x

  • I have struggled with depression for years and have received councilling a few times, which did help. I would recommend it to anyone. However, i have come to a point where no amount of councilling will help ( my GP agrees too). My problem stems from the actions of others and no amount of councilling will help because i can't change them!!!! xx

  • Seen that before but it is a really good programme.

  • My GP knows about my depression and he also know why I was a depressive before I even reached my teen years. I have been told that two things can happen with fibro. Depression can be a symptom but you can also be depressed because you have fibro, if you see waht I mean. So I am trying to get stuff done on here inbetween attacks of cluster headaches so if I am not making sense I am so sorry xxxxxx

  • This book alongside 'living with a black dog' have been a great comfort to me and my husband x

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