Being diagnosed with depression can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often re-assuring and can be helpful for you, your loved ones or when preparing questions for your doctor or a specialist.
Chloe struggled with depression and anxiety in her early teens. She was self-harming and developed bulimia by the age of 15. She attempted suicide for the first time at 16 and again at 18. She is now in recovery after a long journey through different therapies.
This interview has been sourced from Healthtalk Australia. Healthtalk Australia is the Australian collaborator of healthtalk.org (UK) which conducts award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at the University of Oxford, UK.
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