In this digital story Damian talks about growing up and dealing with depression.

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This project was funded by a NZ Mental Health Media Grant and proudly supported by the Ministry of Health's Like Minds, Like Mine Programme and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.


"When I was nine I remember my father saying to me he may not be living with us much longer and I said “Why is that?” He said “Your mother and I disagree on things, she thinks that gay men are nice.” And I asked “What’s that, I don’t understand.” And he said “Men who love other men”. “But didn’t Jesus say we should love each other?’ I asked. “No no, not like that - men who kiss each other.” I was like ohh. That was my introduction to homosexuality. My depression... read full transcript

Citation information

Record date:2010
Interviewer:Gareth Watkins