Category: Living with Depression

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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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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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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A Letter To Parents Who Have Depression

A Letter To Parents Who Have Depression

Dear Parent Who Has Depression, You are not alone. One in six adults in the UK has a mental health problem. 4-10% of the UK population experience depression at some point in their life time. You’re definitely not the only parent to have depression. You are not alone. Your depression is not your fault. You didn’t…

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13 Symptoms Of Depression We Never Talk About

13 Symptoms of Depression We Never Talk About

Living with depression can give us a whole range of symptoms. Some are quite well known, such as low mood, sleep difficulties, and limited energy. Other symptoms are less well-known, or less talked about. Our depression may bring symptoms that we find embarrassing. Because of the silence around them, we might feel as though we’re the…

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Depression: We Don’t Need To Be Ashamed

Depression - We Don't Need to be Ashamed

Depression often comes with feelings of embarrassment and shame. Sometimes these feelings come from ourselves; sometimes they’re put on us by other people. Unfortunately, some stigma surrounding mental illness remains. But we shouldn’t have to feel ashamed. Depression is an illness, not an embarrassing habit. We Are Not Alone Depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide….

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Depression: Coping With A Fear Of The Dentist

Depression Coping With a Fear of the Dentist

One in four people have a fear of the dentist. If we worry about dental appointments, it’s something we are absolutely not alone in. But depression can make the problem worse.  Because we struggle with self-care, we might not look after our teeth as well as we should, which can cause our fear of the…

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Depression: How And When To Ask For Help

Depression How and When to Ask for Help

Depression can be a very lonely and isolating illness. Getting support from others can help keep us going. However, it can be hard to know when to reach out for help, and how to go about asking for it. In this post we offer some advice about reaching out. When To Reach Out The NHS say that…

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Depression: How To Be A Friend To Ourselves

Depression How To Be A Friend To Ourselves

Being a friend to ourselves can be really difficult when we’re depressed.  Depression plays havoc with our self-esteem, and we’re often really mean to ourselves. We say things to ourselves that we would never say to another person. We treat ourselves in ways that we wouldn’t dream of treating anyone else. Self-care and self-compassion are vital…

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