“Depression is something I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy,” said ‘Jim’, a Waterford man who spoke with this column several months ago.
Given that the Monday just passed was judged to be the “worst day of the year” by British psychologist Doctor Cliff Arnall, the time felt right to share his story.
“At my lowest point, depression completely took over my life. It consumed me. It cost me a job I enjoyed an awful lot, my peace of mind and damaged a lot of people around me.
“I’m glad to say I’m in a better place now, thank God, due in so small part to a wonderful family and a circle of loyal, dependable friends, but it’s been a long, long road back to being able to say here I am and I am well. But here I am. I am well, thank God and it’s wonderful.”