​I've battled with depression and anxiety since the age of 13 and have been on and off multiple medications and therapy. I was diagnosed with recurrent depressive disorder when I was in my late teens (I'm now 36 years old). 7 years ago I suffered my most severe depressive episode to date and was hospitalised. On a weekend visit home I attempted to take my own life. Ironically, this was the start of my journey to mental health maintenance. I am now married to my amazing husband, Dominic, with whom I have two sons.