Daniel Howell posts YouTube vlog revealing struggles with depression

Daniel Howell has posted a vlog explaining his battle with depression.

“I haven’t talked about this before because I’ve always thought it was something I was still going through,” he posted to his 6.5m subscribers.

The YouTuber and former Radio 1 presenter said: “It’s a huge part of my life and I just think it’s weird for me to not talk about it.”

It’s estimated 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems each year in the UK.

Daniel appeared on Radio 1 with with fellow YouTuber Phil Lester from January 2013 to April 2016, presenting shows like The Internet Takeover.


Warning: Third-party content, may contain ads

“Depression is like I’ve fallen into a hole,” Daniel – formerly known as danisnotonfire – explains in his video.

“Normal life and everybody else is out of reach and I am stuck on the floor.

“I don’t feel sad, I don’t want to cry.

“It’s that I don’t feel anything at all.”


“When I’m depressed I have no energy, I have no will to do anything other than lay lifelessly in bed for hours,” he says.

The 26-year-old also revealed he’s been seeing a therapist for nearly three years.

“Being able to be completely honest about anything with someone I can trust has completely transformed my life,” he admits.

“It stops me feeling alone in my darkest thoughts.”

Daniel also spoke about why he hid it from others.

He says he didn’t want to have “sympathy”, or for it be “an excuse”.

For help and information on depression, you can visit BBC Advice.

View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articles/41596557

Find us on Instagram at BBCNewsbeat and follow us on Snapchat, search for bbc_newsbeat

In the same category are

Minimum alcohol price law to be unveiled in Wales Image copyright Woodkern/Getty Images A law to set a minimum price for selling alcohol in Wales is being unveiled later.Ministers believe tackling e...
British IS fighters ‘must be killed’, minister says Image copyright Alamy The "only way" to deal with British IS fighters in Syria is "in almost every case" to kill them, the minister for internationa...
The Houses of Parliament – a building catastrophe? Image copyright Getty Images This autumn, MPs are due to debate whether they will have to leave the Houses of Parliament while it undergoes essentia...
Japan PM Shinzo Abe promises to deal with North Korea threat Image copyright Reuters Image caption Shinzo Abe called the snap election in September Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to "deal fi...
How real is the threat of returning IS fighters? Image copyright Getty Images Driven out of their de facto capital of Raqqa after three brutal years, IS fighters have lost much of the territory the...
Why I’ve delayed the date of my death Image copyright Northpix Ltd Colin Campbell was scheduled to die on Thursday 15 June 2017. He was due to travel to an assisted death clinic in Switz...

Dont forget to “Like” us on Facebook

Need something to share, visit our sister site for the

‘News in the last 30 days”

in a clear concise package ….


If you are an artist or interested in art, visit our art website and read about todays artscene and browse some of our artist profiles