Depression: Why Self-Care Matters

Depression - Why Self Care Matters

When you’re depressed, it’s difficult to care about anything – least of all ourselves. However, self-care is one of the key tools in our armoury for combating depression, so it’s important we make it a priority. What is Self-care? Self-care is the actions we undertake to look after ourselves, physically, emotionally and mentally. It incorporates the essential acts of care that…

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5 Videos Which Aid Understanding of Depression

It can be difficult to explain depression to our loved ones because at times we really struggle to understand it ourselves. We’ve put together 5 videos which explain depression brilliantly, offer insights and understanding of this debilitating illness. They also reassure us that we’re doing the best we can, and that’s all anyone can ask…

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Depression: Hello Again

Depression has reared its ugly head again. An overwhelming urge to hide away from the world. The little things have become the big things. The big things have become the impossible to deal with. A heavy heart. I’ve been here before. I’m wiser this time, I know what needs to be done. And yet it…

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Depression: Dealing With Overwhelmedness

Depression and feeling overwhelmed go hand-in-hand. Depression in itself is overwhelming because it affects every aspect of your life. It causes us to question our own abilities, skills, relationships and worth. Overwhelmedness is stifling and can stop us from taking any action at all. We fear failure, we fear rejection and we quite frankly, we…

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Depression: A Doctor’s Role

Depression can come out of nowhere and knock you to your knees. It can also develop gradually over time. So slowly, that those around you may notice something is up before you do. It can affect every aspect of our lives. Those who have never experienced depression often underestimate how debilitating depression is. As if…

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Depression: 5 Illustrations Which Help Aid Understanding

Words can be tricky things – finding the right ones, taking them in and understanding the context of their meaning. Describing the ever-changing landscape of depression is a challenge. No two people experience depression in the same way, just as the things which help people can differ. Illustrations can help us to understand something in…

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Depression: Getting Through the Winter Months

As the sun begins to shy away and the nights drag on, we often feel our mood slipping. Many of those struggling with depression find that the winter months can be some of the hardest. But, even when the clouds roll in it’s possible to keep our own little lights shining and, through self care…

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Making New Friends

When you’ve got depression, you need as much support as possible. But what if your friendships haven’t stood the test of time? We all need someone who is going to fight our corner. Someone who will present us with a differing perception of the world and of ourselves. To share interests with. Remind us of…

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Depression: Practical Things Which Might Help

There’s no doubt about it, the more supported you feel, the better. When we feel as though we are surrounded by people who are rooting for us, on our ‘team’ with depression the opponent, we feel less of a burden, more understood and also have confidence that there are people in place to catch us…

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Some Really Good Advice for Those Who Are Going to University

Setting off to university can be an exciting time. You’re leaving home for the first time. Getting the chance to spread your wings. Furthering your education. Meeting new people and having new experiences. Managing your finances. Manage your time. For many, it’s that first proper taste of independence. And for all the above reasons, it…

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