Transcript of video: Sue Spooner – I have depression
My mind tells me, I'm not good.
Or I suck.
And those are the lies that we tell ourselves.
My early 20s after I got married and had my career going,
I was fine.
And if people told me, no you're being irritable or whatever,
I just thought no it's you.
It's not me. I'm fine.
Because I didn't want to admit that something was going on.
Once I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety,
it was so hard to be able to tell other people.
And to this day I still don't know why I have depression.
My now husband helped me get the help I need.
Accepting that I had a mental illness,
I learnt how to do what I was prescribed to do.
It's OK to be afraid, and it's OK to talk about it.
Don't hold it in.
And you can't get help unless you admit
that you have a problem.
It's about accepting who you are as a person.
And it's not about fixing yourself.
I'm OK with who I am now.
And it took a very long time to be OK.
To love myself. Because I just always thought
there's just something wrong and how can I make me right.
This is right.
And I'm finally happy. [laughs]