Lib Dem council candidate Ben talks about his Depression

Yesterday my attention was taken by this excellent video of a young man talking about his experiences with Depression posted on the BBC’s The Social Facebook page.

I then found out that Ben is not only a Lib Dem member but he is our Council candidate for the ward of Monifeith and Sidlaw in Angus and you can follow him on Facebook here.

When I was at school and dealing with debilitating bouts of Depression, I couldn’t talk about it to anyone because you just didn’t back then. I had no idea that others felt the same way. It would have been so reassuring to have someone like Ben sharing their experiences and talking about the resources and services that helped them.

One of his big priorities is to make sure that there are better mental health services locally. He is also the mental health rep for his university

We are so lucky to have candidates like Ben who are so articulate and have so much empathy and desire to help others. Let’s hope that he gets elected in May.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • As the father of an eighteen year old, I find the younger generation pretty awesome. Sick, I think is the term.
    They are so much more empathetic and supportive of one another than my generation ever used to be. Social media is a great thing in this respect. I also feel continuously ashamed of what we put them through and the burden we offload onto them. Pressure to achieve. educational debt, high rents and cost of housing, national debt etc. It is high time this country had a pact with future generations that we will leave this world better for them than the condition we received it in. Good luck to Ben. Looks like he lives in a beautiful part of the country.

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