"I am Helena Bourdillon. I have survived and triumphed over chronic depression and now I freedive to depths of -76m. I have 7 National Records for depth and have represented GB at the World Championships four times. 20 years ago I was on the verge of suicide. Today I lead a life that I could never have imagined possible while I was battling depression. My mission is to spread my story and message that life is worth fighting for, that it is never too late and anything is possible, for anyone".

Alchemy athlete Helena Bourdillon, British National Record holder, tells her story of survival & triumph over mental illness.
Shot & produced by Simeon Quarrie, Vivida.

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