Anthea Rowan (left) as a child, stands with her dad, mum and little brother. Photo: Anthea Rowan

Talking about mental illness helped mum understand her depression and unify our family. How to start that conversation

Anthea Rowan’s mother has battled depression for decades. From a young age, her family had an open dialogue about mental health. She explains how best to open up and talks to doctors about why it is beneficial

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Anthea Rowan (left) as a child, stands with her dad, mum and little brother. Photo: Anthea Rowan
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Anthea Rowan

Anthea Rowan

Anthea Rowan has written for papers and magazines on almost every continent and on a huge variety of subjects, from travel in Africa to mental illness in the States to education in Europe. Her work has appeared in The Times in London, the Washington Post in America and regularly at the South China Morning Post.