Category: Living with Depression

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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When Depression Won’t Let Us Get Out of Bed

When Depression Won't Let Us Get Out of Bed

There are some days when depression sticks us firmly to our bed. We know all the basic self-care advice, but it can feel a million miles away from where we are. We’re not going to be able to run a soothing bath and find a bath bomb to put in it, when we’re struggling for the…

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8 Doodles About Living With Depression

one step at a time - a doodle about living with depression

It’s not always easy to explain what it’s like to live with depression. Sometimes we can’t even understand it ourselves. Art, comics or doodles can help us explain how we feel when we don’t have words. Here are 8 images that illustrate what life can be like with depression. A dark presence Depression can hit us…

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Depression: We’re Not Being Lazy

Appearances can be deceptive, especially for those of us who are living with depression. Which is why the ‘lazy’ label can feel like a particularly cruel one. And it’s not just other people who might think we’re being lazy either – it’s often a term we use to beat ourselves up with too; for not…

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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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