One student’s struggle with depression

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“It felt like someone had taken 1,000 rubber bands and just tightened them around my skull.” In this powerful video, a young man explains how he learned to open up about depression, and its impact on his education.

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  1. Let’s play a game of word association. As a class, take it in turns to suggest words that you think of when hearing the word “depression”. Then discuss: What can you learn from the picture that emerges?
  2. Exam season can be very stressful, even if you aren’t struggling with mental illness. Make a poster which advises students on how to stay emotionally and mentally healthy during revision time.