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David Overton on Channel 4's 3 minute wonder - Crisis - my depression!

It seems like an age ago that I spoke with a film crew about my daughter's at Microsoft's nursery and about the depression that first came visiting over 3 years ago now.  As a result they spent some time with us as we put up the Christmas lights on the house.  This is always a cheerful time of the year for me, but as the video shows I am still very aware of my unhappy side and the understanding my family, especially Melanie show towards me.

This simple 3 minute video aired mid-August on Channel 4, but until now was not legally available on line.  Martin, the producer has made mine and the other 7 videos available at http://vimeo.com/channels/microsoftbabies.  All the videos show how the families of Microsoft employees live, work and look after their loved ones.  Mine, shockingly titled Crisis is embedded below:

CRISIS from Martin Hampton on Vimeo.

 

I hope you get to see the very human side of the people that make up Microsoft UK.

 

thanks

 

David


Posted Mon, Oct 5 2009 10:31 PM by David Overton
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David Moisan wrote re: David Overton on Channel 4's 3 minute wonder - Crisis - my depression!
on Wed, Oct 7 2009 6:52 PM

Thanks for posting this.  It takes real fortitude to admit to depression.  I've had depressive episodes off and on over my life.  After all this time, I can be honest.

Most people can't.  Especially, most people in our field.

Wayne Taylor wrote re: David Overton on Channel 4's 3 minute wonder - Crisis - my depression!
on Thu, Oct 8 2009 5:12 PM

Hi

I've just watched this and I feel I can relate in some ways.  I have my own business, IT Support.  Not got any kids but have questioned and still am, if I'm happy.

I think that was quite brave of you and your wife to share this.

We have acutully met in Liverpool, I remember thinking how much I would like to work for Microsoft and I acutally think now after seeing this, that it's the person and people around you that make a diffrence.

I'm moved.

Thanks

Tim Barrett wrote re: David Overton on Channel 4's 3 minute wonder - Crisis - my depression!
on Fri, Oct 30 2009 12:24 PM

David, The honesty you and your family have shown is a gut-check for those of us in the IT field. Very glad you found a way to balance things out and keep your priorities straight. Hats off to you, mate! Very sobering and encouraging video. Thank you so much for sharing!

David Overton wrote re: David Overton on Channel 4's 3 minute wonder - Crisis - my depression!
on Sun, Nov 1 2009 5:28 PM

Thank-you for all kind words.  I don't find it difficult to talk about this subject and can only hope that others find it easier to deal with should they be being impacted by depression.

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