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"I developed breast cancer last year and am now in recovery, but am very happy with how things are going.

These times were more damaging than when I was depressed as no one seemed to think there was anything wrong at all.

Everyone believed I was just full of energy and a little bit wacky, and when I chucked in my job and put my house up for rent, it was just seen as 'typical' of my fun and spontaneous personality.

Last week Sinead O'Connor sent shockwaves around the world when she released an emotional video of herself in extreme distress, sparking concern she was suicidal or, at the very least, in need of immediate support.

The troubled singer suffers from bipolar disorder and acknowledges that while she does have mental health issues, she is not alone in her suffering: "I know that I'm just one of millions and millions of people in the world that suffer like I do and don't necessarily have the resources that I have," she said in the broadcast. I am one of the many people who have been diagnosed with the same condition as O'Connor and it's been a long, hard road to get where I am today. Looking back, I think I did it as a sort of temper tantrum because I really had no idea how to deal with the emotions and thoughts which were flying around my head - they were relentless and I had no outlet for them.

Equally, when I decided at 29 that I wanted to get married and succeeded to do so within a year, this was also seen as totally normal - but, really, it was just me acting impetuously without any realistic expectations of what I should be doing with my life. There was no talk of bipolar disorder at the time, but I knew that feeling very low one day and really high the next was not normal and I began to self-medicate with alcohol.

This was obviously not a good idea and didn't help at all, so in 2004, I decided to become sober and while this was better than the alternative, it didn't improve my condition.

So I would encourage anyone who is suffering with depression or feels they have the highs and lows of bipolar disorder to find someone to confide in - it doesn't have to be someone they know, but they must not keep it to themselves - sharing the worries can be life-changing.