Tina - Interview 26
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Tina is 24 and in fulltime work. When growing up, she says she always felt different to her peers. She felt “isolated” and uninterested in school or friendships. Tina grew up in a home with an abusive father and a passive mum. At the age of 18 she left home to escape her family situation and was taken in by an Irish family where Tina experienced a more caring and happy environment.
Tina was still stricken by grief, anger and depression which had built over many years and had bouts of depression and suicidal urges. With the help of a caring GP and her counsellor she started long term counselling which was a great help for her at the time. Later on, treatment in hospital and an antidepressant helped her through further bouts of depression. Tina is now feeling better than “ever before”. She says “I owe it to myself and the people around me to try and get a future”.
Tina is keen to continue her recovery from depression, as well as help others with depression. She is planning to write a book about her experiences. She recommends a book by David Burn' ‘Feeling Good’ to others with depression.