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Dave Cottlehuber

Location: Austria

Nobody's worried about talking about your broken leg or arm, or about cancer, heart attacks. But mental health is something people are afraid of raising. We need to break that down by talking openly, honestly, and publicly, about it.

At the age of 42, I found out that I suffered from depression, and that it was caused by a long-term lack of serotonin. I support the Depression Army in the hope that others will not need to wait 25 years for a doctor who notices the obvious, will not need to wait 25 years to do straightforward blood tests instead of prescribing random medication, will not need to wait 25 years before somebody else says "hey I know about this and here's how you can get help."