You are now leaving
Rethink Depression
About depression
Rethink icon

Life stories: Nico

Down arrow Scroll for articles

Life stories from people living with depression: you may feel like a burden, but you don’t have to face it alone

Say “hello” to Nico
The many symptoms of depression
Feeling like a burden
Getting help
Depression is like a long-distance race, but you’re not alone

“Went to see the doctor, and I just remember the first thing they said was “you know, it’s okay”. They were really tip top, supportive, and it was a lot easier from there”

In these videos, we talk to Nico, who is 27 and manages a restaurant. He also has a young son, and enjoys playing the guitar and juggling.

When Nico’s depression became bad enough to seek help, one of his biggest struggles was worrying that he was a burden on the people he cared about. Watch the videos to learn more about Nico’s experiences of living with depression, and how the support of a friend encouraged him to get the help he needed.

 

Struggling to talk to your doctor?

Download our useful guide to help you cover all the things you may want to talk about at your next appointment

icon download

You may also like...

Spotting the signs of burnout

Depression affects approximately 350 million people worldwide,1 many of whom receive care and support from friends and family...

Walking in their shoes

Sometimes it can be difficult to understand what is going on inside the head of someone with depression. What may seem like a simple...

Talking to your doctor

The symptoms and impact of depression are different for everyone. You may need to try a few different treatment combinations before you...