Opinion: Ten's Dawn Derbyshire on working with mental health issues following a brain haemorrhage

Dawn Derbyshire

Nobody knows when life is going to throw a curve ball, especially when you appear – and believe yourself to be – completely fit and well.
Then, BOOM!

At a critical moment in my career, I was oblivious of what was about to unfold. On a return flight from a diving holiday, I suffered what is known as a subarachnoid haemorrhage. I was unaware it had happened to me, because although I still talked when spoken to, I was not actually conscious. It only became apparent to me four days later, after

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