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Please welcome first-time contributor MBS, a 51-year-old woman from southwest London. MBS has experienced four major depressive episodes in her life. Sometimes she feels well, as if she doesn’t have any mental health difficulties at all. But other times, when circumstances and relationships become difficult, depression can sneak up on her. She has been receiving help to learn to recognise the signs and improve communication when things are tough.
About this photo: “I went out to shoot this picture in the early hours of the morning when this patch of the world is still fast asleep – a time when there should be rest and calm. It’s also when terrible things like depression can creep up like a thief in the night.”
Find more from MBS at her website.