Mental illness is a subject often regarded as taboo in our society. It has been well established as an illness and yet many people have difficulty in talking about it in the same way they talk about broken legs, cancer or heart disease. With depression being one of the most common mental illnesses, it is important that people can talk about their illness, particularly with family and friends so that others can understand what someone with depression may be going through.
One man's perspective on talking about depression appeared on the News website. It is written by comedian and writer Ben Pobjie who discusses how hard it is for him to talk about his illness. This is a worthwhile read describing how difficult some people find it to talk about depression. I'm sure the comments and observations made by Ben in the story won't be restricted to his experience alone.
You will find the article by following the link on Talking About Depression