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Depression is not just a personal struggle

17 Sep

If it was as easy as pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps no one would suffer from depression.

Wee Ginger Dug

I’m not going to criticise Ruth Davidson for speaking publicly about her struggles with mental health issues when she was younger. There was, and is, a veritable epidemic of mental health problems, of depression, of low self-esteem, of self-harm, of self-medication on drugs and alcohol, and of suicidal thoughts, especially amongst young people, and especially young LGBT people. It’s not new. It’s been an issue for a very long time. All that has changed is the willingness of people to speak about their experiences in public.

I too experienced something similar when I was younger. Realising that you were gay in the 1970s when you are from a Catholic family in a working class community in the East End of Glasgow and going to school at a comprehensive in Coatbridge was no bundle of laughs. I used to cry myself to sleep at night, terrified that anyone would discover my…

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17 Sep

Scotland stands in solidarity with Catalunya.

Catalan Herald

I just want to say this, nothing else. Independence is something that the people of Catalonia asked for. The politicians could not achieve this independence, as it was to be seen. Let’s keep in mind that Catalonia is experiencing an exceptional and unsustainable moment that it will have to have a solution as soon as possible. What is the problem really?

So that all political parties, regardless of whether some of them coincide with our idea of ​​independence, not only have particular interests, they also have party interests. We just have to look at the European panorama and realize that all European political parties are interconnected, regardless of their ideology. If this movement arose in Catalonia in recent years, it would have passed 100 years ago, Catalonia today would be an Independent State. Everything has to be said, at that time there was no Internet or social…

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