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The trouble was that as soon as I woke up my mind seemed to be in complete contusion - I couldn't think straight, it leas like a machine clogged up and I didn't know what 1 was going to do or where I was going to.
I tried to cut my wrists on a couple of occasions but the knife was a bit blunt and I don't think I had much courage actually. I think really I was asking for help. I wouldn't have taken my own life because I always had the children foremost in my mind - they were number one.
Comments from two people recalling their depressive illnesses. But when are vou clinically depressed? What's the difference between being fed-up and being in need of medical care? And what help is available?
David Waine hears about the problems of depression from the sufferers, their families, and the medical profession.
Producer CAROLE STONE (Bristol)
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