Category: Living with Depression

Depression And Irritability: We Don’t Mean To Be Snappy

Depression And Irritability: We Don't Mean To Be Snappy

Depression can cause us to feel increasingly irritable. This can lead to us snapping at people, which is often followed by a wave of guilt. We might not be able to explain our irritability or know what we can do to reduce our snappiness. What Is Irritability? When we’re irritable, we tend to become annoyed…

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11 Ways To Reduce Stress

Life can be stressful. Sometimes we feel so stressed that we can’t work out what to do to reduce our stress because our brain is too full to think. At times like these, it can be helpful to have a list of ideas to fall back on. 1. Basic Self-Care Basic self-care is the foundation…

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Piecing Life Back Together After A Period Of Depression

Piecing Life Back Together After A Period Of Depression

Piecing life back together following a period of depression isn’t always straightforward. There are lots of things to consider and think about. It’s often something we have to work really hard at. The Straightforward Recovery Myth There is a myth that recovery is a smooth, straight line. That all we have to do is take…

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What Is Dissociation?

What Is Dissociation?

Dissociation can feel very scary, especially when we don’t know what it is we’re experiencing. By learning more about it, we can begin to understand what we’re going through and develop ways to manage it. What Is Dissociation? The dictionary definition of dissociation is ‘the splitting off of a group of mental processes from the…

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Understanding Our Parasympathetic Nervous System

Understanding Our Parasympathetic Nervous System

We might never have heard of our parasympathetic nervous system. But by understanding what it is and does, we can learn how to use it to bring our levels of anxiety down in a physical way. What Is Our Parasympathetic Nervous System? Before we start to understand how our parasympathetic nervous system works, we need…

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Recurring Depression: When It Won’t Go Away

Recurring Depression: When It Won't Go Away

Recurring depression is something that isn’t always spoken about. But many of us have experience of it. It can become frustrating when it lingers and won’t go away. What Is Recurring Depression? Recurring depression, or ‘recurrent depression’ can be defined as “Two or more major depressive episodes”. For episodes to be considered recurrent, we need…

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Depression, Anxiety, And Memory Loss

Depression, Anxiety And Memory Loss

Memory loss is a symptom of anxiety and depression that we don’t always hear about. Despite this, it can cause significant distress and have a huge impact on our lives. Understanding the link between our mental health and our memory can help us to create strategies that work for us, and to be more compassionate…

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Curating A Positive Online Space

Curating A Postive Online Space

Many of us spend multiple hours a day in online spaces that we’ve created. We use them to work, stay in contact with people, and laugh at hilarious videos of squirrels. Sometimes, the online world can be a positive space; it lifts us up. But sometimes it’s not-so-positive, and can drag us down. It’s up…

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Project Quaranzine

We’re currently living through a very strange time. We know that being shut inside so much can have a big impact on how we feel. Lots of us have had to stop going to school, college, or university. Sometimes we don’t know what to do with ourselves. We also know that there are lots of…

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Coping Mechanisms To Help Us Manage Our Mental Health At Work

Our mental health doesn’t stop being important when we arrive at our workplace. Work can help our mental health, but it can also cause additional stress which can negatively impact our mood. Proactively managing our mental health both in and outside of the workplace can help us to cope. Basic Needs If our basic needs…

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