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Depression stigmatised

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Listened to podcast about depression still being stigmatised

{{https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08w21ph}}

How it makes people react and how others don't understand

Those who haven't been through it just think you feel sad all the time but it's often an emptiness, a void, you don't feel anything

You're not angry, sad, afraid, you're just numb, unable to feel anything at all. Walking through life like a zombie.

I go quiet, shrink into myself, stop communicating because I don't know what to say or how to deal with it, don't know how to explain it

And when those who don't experience this or don't/refuse to understand it remains stigmatised, even for all of the outward focus on mental health - people talk a good game but aren't interested when the chips are truly down

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