I feel incredibly proud to know Scottish Liberal Democrat Councillor Ben Lawrie who has talked about his experience of Depression in this short film. It takes courage and
You should be aware before you watch it that it includes his description of an attempt to take his life.
He wants to share his experience to help others going through it, which I think it will. When I was growing up experiencing the sorts of things Ben went through, it would have been useful to know that I wasn’t alone and that this was an illness not some defect in my character.
It’s also great that his friends and family share how this all was for them.
His openness drew praise from Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie who, last weekend, ran 117 miles in 3 days to raise money for a Scottish mental health charity. It’s not too late to donate to his effort.
I am very proud to work with @CllrLawrie who has put himself out there with this video. Please watch A Confession of Depression for his personal story and recovery https://t.co/L3kl3YgMsm via @YouTube @confess2depress #confessdepressfilm
— Willie Rennie (@willie_rennie) April 5, 2018
* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings