A deeply personal story about depression from Daryl Brown

A deeply personal story about depression from Daryl Brown

The day Daryl Brown decided to take his own life, while living in London some years back, was the day he felt a sense of relief. Relief that his depression and suffering would soon be over. Two months later, he found himself in a London Underground station, waiting for the platform to clear.

Dealing with depression

Daryl planned to end his life that day in September 2013 by jumping off that platform, as an Underground train was approaching. He had told his friends in London that he was returning to South Africa, and had held a 'farewell' party so he could say goodbye to them.

By that time, Daryl had been suffering from depression for over a decade.

In our latest Thrive with 'DrD' podcast on JacPod, he shares his very personal story of deep depression and failed suicide in the London Underground; of losing both legs - and his subsequent journey from survival to thrival.

This story comes in World Mental Health Awareness Month*, and Daryl's message is one of challenging the stigma of mental illness and mental health; finding your voice and experiencing the healing power of support.

He and Dorianne also talk about the importance of authentic vulnerability; of questioning assumptions and being kind and compassionate to yourself.

It's a must-listen. Click on the play button to listen now, or download it to your computer for later.

A deeply personal story about depression from Daryl Brown

Read more about Daryl - pictured above - on his blog.

*The World Health Organization defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”

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