Kate’s brother re­veals bat­tle with de­pres­sion

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY KAREN ROCKETT

THE Duchess of Cam­bridge’s brother has told how he was floored by de­pres­sion.

James Mid­dle­ton says he’s been in­spired to speak

out be­cause of the good work Kate and Prince Wil­liam have done with their Head To­gether men­tal health cam­paign.

The 31-year-old busi­ness­man re­veals he got so low even fam­ily and close friends were un­able to help him. “De­bil­i­tat­ing in­er­tia gripped me and sleep eluded me,” says James, who was di­ag­nosed with ADHD a year ago. “I couldn’t com­mu­ni­cate, even with those I loved best.” Now he has weekly ses­sions with a psy­chi­a­trist.

“I am pleased I went through de­pres­sion be­cause I now have the skills to fight it,” he says. “I’m a more con­fi­dent per­son than I was be­fore.

“It feels as if a great weight has been lifted. And I feel I have a duty to speak out so I can help oth­ers who are suf­fer­ing.”

FIGHT­ING BACK James

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