In our episode on depression in women, we mentioned Horatio and his "catching the snowball" metaphor. Horatio is one of our Unknown Depressive Heroes. He has been in touch a few times since the podcast started from deepest Borneo. Actually not sure if it's deepest, but it sounded right for some reason. Anyhow, Horatio has been kind enough to share his struggles in some detail, including some excellent coping methods he has found useful over the years. Because we mentioned him in this weekend's episode, we thought we'd better get this mailbag out pronto. So here it is! Thanks Horatio.... you rock!
This is "Why the long face?" in which we lift the lid on depression in a sometimes lighthearted and always non-judgemental way.
It is a conversation between two old friends, usually over a drink or two.
Paul has been a psychiatrist for 20 years and has done years of research into mood disorders and Oliver is a business consultant who has dealt with a lot of depression and its consequences in the workplace.