The reason I decided to brave the camera for a change was as part of a feature for Essentials magazine all about different mental health conditions and why you shouldn't feel ashamed.
My headline reads: "At last it made sense, I wasn't mad or weak - I was ill."
I'm featured discussing past episodes of depression alongside Sasha talking about post-natal depression, Barbara who details her OCD and Siobhan who explains how she has been affected by bipolar disorder.
The photo shoot was hilarious and full of fun. It's not a day I will forget in a hurry thanks to the warmth of the Essentials team and the laughs I shared with the inspirational women featured, not least Barbara who had me in stitches. I'm also delighted that the piece, the brainchild of journalist Alison Palmer, includes a plug for our mental health blog Breaking the Silence.