When he was 12 years old, Daryl Brown attempted suicide for the first time. He says he tried a lot of activities at university and when he moved to the UK as a way of fixing his depression but nothing worked.
I heard about depression a few times when I was 15 or so but I thought it was one of these made up diseases that people use as an excuse for not dealing with their issues— Daryl Brown
I was bullied at school for being gay … and I think a big part of my depression started from that— Daryl Brown
I actually thought that being gay was a sin. I prayed about it and fasted on and off hoping that God will heal me and make me straight— Daryl Brown
When I left South Africa I thought this was my last attempt of fixing depression I was kind of running out of solutions so it was my last option— Daryl Brown
In 2013 Daryl made a decision to end his life. In his preparation he told all his friends in UK that he was moving back to South Africa, deactivated his Facebook page and gave his Landlord a notice.
In an attempt to end his life, Daryl jumped in front of a train but that didn’t work instead it left him paralysed.
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