When Depression Won’t Let Us Get Out of Bed

When Depression Won't Let Us Get Out of Bed

There are some days when depression sticks us firmly to our bed. We know all the basic self-care advice, but it can feel a million miles away from where we are. We’re not going to be able to run a soothing bath and find a bath bomb to put in it, when we’re struggling for the…

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The School Of You BuddyBox – The Reaction

Knowing who we truly are and embracing it can be transformative. But, in a world where we’re all too aware of other people’s expectations of us, it can be a challenge. We get caught up in the ‘shoulds’ of life. We feel like we should be better, different, more. Our ‘School of You’ BuddyBox  helps…

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8 Doodles About Living With Depression

one step at a time - a doodle about living with depression

It’s not always easy to explain what it’s like to live with depression. Sometimes we can’t even understand it ourselves. Art, comics or doodles can help us explain how we feel when we don’t have words. Here are 8 images that illustrate what life can be like with depression. A dark presence Depression can hit us…

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Depression: We’re Not Being Lazy

Appearances can be deceptive, especially for those of us who are living with depression. Which is why the ‘lazy’ label can feel like a particularly cruel one. And it’s not just other people who might think we’re being lazy either – it’s often a term we use to beat ourselves up with too; for not…

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The Self-Care Project

You may have noticed that we could talk about self-care until the cows come home. Mainly because it’s a concept which helps us to be mindful of how we feel, the decisions we make, and the things we do. But also because ‘self-care’ is a term that is bandied about as being a fad and…

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Depression: Coping With Change

Change is a funny thing; it’s inevitable because nothing stays the same forever but it’s also really unsettling and hard to cope with. We might be starting a new school, changing year groups, or moving to university. For others, change could involve moving house, moving jobs, or starting new hobbies. Parents might be waving their…

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10 Lies Depression Tells Us

10 lies depression tells us

Depression is a bully. It constantly feeds us lies. It says horrible things to us. We can often ignore its words for a while, but when depression repeats the lies over and over again, we start to believe it. Before we know it, it can feel like our head is full of lies. 1. Depression…

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Depression: When We Have Thoughts of Ending it All

Depression When We Have Thoughts of Ending it All

Depression can come with a whole host of horrible symptoms – some of which are extremely distressing. Sometimes, we can be plagued by intrusive thoughts that don’t reflect how we actually feel. Our depression might tells us we want to end our lives, when in reality we very much want to keep on living – but we want the…

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Depression: Why We Find It Hard To Ask For Help

Depression: Why We Find It Hard To Ask For Help

When we have depression, it can be hard to ask for help. Being open and honest about our illness can feel difficult. We don’t know what to say. We don’t know how people will react. We may feel guilty, or ashamed, or worry about being a burden. We might believe depression is something we should be deal with it…

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Depression: 18 Quotes To Comfort And Reassure

Depression 18 Quotes to Comfort & Reassure

When we are living with depression, it can be hard to find the words to describe how we feel. But we can often find comfort in other people’s words. Sometimes quotes can say something that we’re struggling to find the words for. Sometimes they can be really comforting and feel almost like a hug. 1….

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