By: Barry Sullivan
For most of 2022, I was challenged by depression. One of its effects was to derail action-taking skills in my personal and professional life, leading to a sense of paralysis. This paper documents the narrative therapy skills and knowledge that helped me to move out from under depression’s dark cloud and shows how I applied learnings from my personal experience to my work with clients, including those also dealing with depression.
Key words: depression; ageism; personal failure; statement of position; narrative practice.
Sullivan, B. (2023). A personal reflection on “depression”: Not only a problem but also a learning opportunity. International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work, (1), 0–0. https://doi.org/10.4320/DRXL2290