Recently, I've been having the urge to talk openly with more friends and family about my depression. I talk about it openly on here, I'm more than happy to volunteer for Time to Change, etc... But it's a difficult thing to bring up in conversation with friends. I've told my parents, a selection of closest friends and my boss, but that's about it.
I've been toying with the idea of writing a note on Facebook "announcing" (for lack of a better word) the news openly to people. But it seems a slightly cheesy way to do it, I'm not sure if I like the idea. It would be the easiest way to tell lots of people though. I really want to talk openly with friends and family, be able to drop it in casual conversation, I find it helps to normalise the whole situation. I'm happy for people to know, I just don't know how to tell them.
I don't really know what's appropriate in this situation. I've known other friends with depression, but I forget how they dealt with this particular issue. Suggestions welcome!