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John Herring

Location: United Kingdom

I was diagnosed with depression 7 years ago. I was given medication to help, but in my case it made it worse. So bad in fact I ended up in hospital and have memory loss from that time. 
I have managed to get myself balanced mostly through exercise and diet. I have run several marathons (including 2 in 7 days) to raise money help those who are suffering with metal illness and are much worse off than I am. I still have very low moods but find running or a tough gym session help me. I am a firm believer that medication is not always the answer.