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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Our ‘Summer Camp Adventure’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

Summer Camp Adventure BuddyBox Reaction

Life is a one heck of an adventure and sometimes, we just don’t feel equipped to deal with it. We designed our ‘Summer Camp Adventure’ BuddyBox care package to help stoke our courage and  rebuild self-belief, so that any mountains we meet feel easier to scale. Our badgerous BuddyBox is packed with a range of camptastic treats. First…

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21 Depression-Friendly Pastimes That Don’t Cost The Earth

When we have depression, it can be difficult to know what to do with ourselves. Depression saps our energy and motivation to do things, and the financial issues that can arise from our condition make cost a factor too. Finding depression-friendly pastimes, which take all of that into account, can be tricky. Doing things we enjoy can help…

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Depression: Living With Dark Thoughts And Urges

Depression Living With Dark Thoughts And Urges

When we have depression, we often have to cope with dark thoughts and scary urges. These thoughts can seem to come on with no warning. They can feel completely overwhelming. Living alongside them is exhausting and at times very scary. Because people rarely talk about dark thoughts and urges, it can feel as though we’re…

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Practical Ways To Help A Friend With Depression

Practical Ways to Help a Friend with Depression

Depression can be an incredibly isolating illness. When we’re depressed, it can be hard for us to speak to our friends. We worry about bringing them down, feel awkward and embarrassed, and don’t know how to explain how we’re feeling.  We may try and isolate ourselves, as it seems easier than maintaining a friendship – a friendship…

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10 Subtle Signs We Could Be Living With Depression

10 Subtle Signs We Could Be Living With Depression

Signs of depression aren’t always obvious.  Many of us who live with depression are able to mask it from the world: we can seem “normal” from the outside even though inwardly we’re struggling to cope. Sometimes, we might not even realise we’re depressed. Depression manifests itself differently with different people, and there are many different signs and…

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