Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 May 2020 (UK and US)

By Alex Hallatt

The subject of mental health is important to me. A severe but acute period of depression (more on that in the link below) was what lead me to leave the pharmaceutical industry and become a professional cartoonist. That was 20 years ago and I haven’t had another depressive episode since. 

One of the things I remember vividly from that time was how my friends divided into those who were there and those who disappeared. The ones who were there for me were the ones who kept me going, even if it was “only” through phone calls. Something that is particularly important now if people need to maintain social distance.

If there is someone who you have been thinking about, now could be a good time to call.

My experience of depression