Category: Living with Depression

When Depression Makes Us Imagine Really Scary Things

When Depression Makes Us Imagine Really Scary Things

When we have depression, we can sometimes experience really scary thoughts. We fear that our friends or family are going to be caught up in a life-changing accident. Or become unwell. We worry that we will be fired, or mugged, or our house will burn down. It’s terrifying. We don’t like to talk about it…

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Depression: Why Surviving Deserves More Credit Than We Give It

Depression: Why Surviving Deserves More Credit Than We Give It

When we talk to family, read the papers, and scroll through social media; we often find ourselves feeling inadequate. The entire world seems to be achieving in one way or another. Whether it be a new job or promotion. Tiny babies, or photos of grandchildren’s graduations. Smiling faces sharing travels, or photos of certificates. It…

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When Depression Brings With It An Avalanche Of Guilt

When Depression Brings With It An Avalanche Of Guilt

When we have depression, it often comes with a huge dollop of all-consuming guilt. The guilt plays right into the hands of depression, which feeds back into our guilt….and so on. It’s a horrible never-ending cycle of anguish. Guilt Over Our Relationships Thinking about our relationships can cause our guilt levels to overflow. We don’t…

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We Are So Much More Than Our Depression

When we have depression, it can be overwhelming. Sometimes it can feel as though we lose ourselves. We lose sight of who we are. We begin to feel as though we are depression and depression is us. But we aren’t alone in feeling this way. Many people with long-term illnesses feel like they’ve lost some…

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The Blurt Peer Project

We are *so* excited to share this with you, we’ve been talking about it and planning it for what feels like donkey’s years. On top of raising awareness and understanding of depression, we also feel incredibly passionate about combining peer support with education. We’ve been working our socks off on what that might look like,…

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Self-Care For Busy People

Self-Care For Busy People

When we’re busy, self-care can be one of the first things to drop off the end of the ‘to-do’ list. It’s very easy to think it’s not important and that there are other things we need to do first. However, self-care is important. Without it, we burn out quickly. We can’t give our all to…

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Explaining Depression To A Child

Explaining Depression To A Child

Depression impacts all parts of our life. It can affect our work, our day-to-day routines, and the way we relate with other people. When we have children in our lives, having depression can be especially difficult.  We feel guilty that we can’t always be fun and playful. We might be snappy, or withdraw. If depression is…

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13 More Symptoms Of Depression We Never Talk About

Depression can cause a range of different symptoms. Some of them are regularly talked about. Many of them are not. Whatever symptoms we are experiencing, we are not alone. There are many other people all over the world who share the same struggles that we do. 1. Being Unable To Make Decisions We can feel…

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When Depression Makes Us Feel Like The ‘Black Sheep’

When Depression Makes Us Feel Like The 'Black Sheep'

A lot of us feel like we don’t belong, like we’re the black sheep. However hard we try, we just don’t feel like we quite ‘fit’. It might be within our family, friendship groups, colleagues, or somewhere else. Depression can make it worse. It tells us that we’re worthless, we’re useless, nobody likes us and…

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Depression: We’re Not Faking It (But It Sometimes Feels That Way)

Depression: we're not faking it (but it sometimes feels that way)

Sometimes, we worry that we are faking or making up our depression. It doesn’t matter how many depression symptoms we have. It doesn’t matter how many professionals have told us we’re ill. And it doesn’t matter how many depression treatments we have been through. We still have times when we feel as though we are…

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