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I want to tell you about how depression has effected me over the past year. I’ve experienced depression & anxiety with a good helping of agraphobia most of my life but I’m going to try to focus on the last year as much as possible.

Although I suffer from depression & anxiety I’m a walking contradiction, as when things are going well I thrive on public speaking & generally voicing my opinion to whoever will listen. You just have to follow my twitter timeline to see this.

Before all my success last year I had been in a very dark place indeed but things were improving as I’d had a full gastric bypass losing over 12 stone in weight thus regaining some of the mobility I lost due to a car crash in 2008. I went on to be nominated by my NHS Trust for the Patient Leader Program run…

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