My family hate my cousin for taking his own life but they don't know I tried to end mine too

What they don’t know is I’ve tried to end my life too.

My cousin was 32 and he’d had a lot of mental health issues. I’m a guy of 22 and I’ve struggled with depression for about five years. I’ve never told anyone.

I took a load of tablets six months ago and drank half a bottle of vodka before realising I didn’t want to die.

I made myself sick and recovered but I still have low days. I want to tell my parents how I feel but I don’t want them to feel let down.

DEIDRE SAYS: Struggling with depresssion is not a sign of failure but of facing difficulties in life which you need support to tackle.

Please see your GP.

I hope you can talk to your parents but if they might not be very understanding why not start by talking to CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably.

You can find them at, 0800 58 58 58.

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