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The Colour of Depression

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depression"Whenever I hear someone talking about depression or read an article or report in the media, the overwhelming impression given is one of blackness, Churchillian phrases such as "Black Dog" or the ubiquitous "Black Cloud". Not only are these yet more instances of negative use of the word Black, but do not match my own experience of Depression. To me it has no colour, or at best an opaque nothingness, that couldn't even be described as shadows or fluctuations of light and dark". This is a piece by one of MHNEs volunteers who is also a service user talking about how  they view depression and the way it affects them To read the full piece click HERE