My depression started after a car accident I had in 2004 when I was 26.  I was also diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.  The diagnosis came as a huge shock to both myself and my family as being a perfectionist, I didn’t think this could happen to me.  My depression feels like swimming in muddy water, against the current, almost drowning.

Even though I could be surrounded by people, I feel all alone and no-one can hear or see me.  I’m still on the road to recovery from my depression.  I have more bad days than good days, but at least I have those good days.  It’s hard to believe that anyone could understand how I feel, but meeting people through the Bluebird Support Group has shown me that there are “normal” people out there who completely understand what I’m feeling.

I would encourage anyone who is struggling to take that step and find a support group to help them on their road to recovery.