Blurt - helping me to see out of my darkness

by Clea Hodgson in London, England, United Kingdom

Blurt - helping me to see out of my darkness
We did it
On 19th September 2019 we successfully raised £660 with 28 supporters in 28 days

A few years ago I stumbled across Blurt and ever since they have been a companion in my struggle against chronic depression.

The idea that Blurt may cease to exist is terrible. I stumbled across them a few years ago and they were so radically different from anything else I had seen aimed at 'helping' me to live with my chronic depression. Blurt was founded by people who have suffered intensely with depression and know the realities of it. Their articles speak to me in a way that no others ever have. They have insight into the realities of living with and trying to function with depression. They do not patronise and they do not assume I've never tried anything before. I follow them on Facebook and tend to come across their articles at random, but they are therefore often the light in the dark. They remind me that I'm going to be okay, I'm normal, and it's not just me.

Probably even more important, are the articles aimed at friends and family to help them understand what I'm going through. I may not be able to find the words and yet the writers at Blurt have found them for me. I might not feel able to do more than share an article but I know that people are listening.

They are incredible and I know that the work they do saves lives every day.

I've donated £50 but really can't put a price on what their existence is worth to me. I hope that I can raise ten times that through all the people I must know. If you're happy I'm still here to share my story, please donate and support Blurt for others like me. Even if you can only spare a couple of pounds, every bit will make a difference.

Clea x

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