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Melvyn Bragg suffered with depression in his teenage years

Melvyn Bragg suffered with depression in his teenage years

Melvyn Bragg has admitted he struggled with clinical depression as young as 12 years old. His way to cope was to immerse himself in his studies – a mantra which he has continued to use and partially explains his varied career today. He has previously been open about his struggles with depression, including about his nervous breakdown after his estranged first wife committed suicide. Lord Bragg has campaigned to improve attitudes to mental illness and was president of mental health charity Mind for 15 years.