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Life stories: Beth

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Life stories from people living with depression: coping with studying and learning

Beth's story
Dealing with multiple symptoms of depression
Relationships, study and work can all be impacted by depression
An understanding doctor can make all the difference
Talking to other people about depression

I’d describe depression as like the ocean, at night when it’s like a massive storm… and it just never really ends

In this interview, we speak to Beth, who is 22 and studying for a degree in English Literature. In her spare time, she plays racket sports, and likes to help out by volunteering.

Beth started experiencing depression in her early teens, and since then has struggled with concentrating during her school and university studies. In these videos, she describes how finding helpful and understanding healthcare professionals has made a big difference to her recovery.

 

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