Category: Living with Depression

15 Ways To Switch Off

15 Ways To Switch Off

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10 More Doodles About Living With Depression

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Self-care For Those Who Have A Caring Role

Whether it be a paid role such as a teacher, nurse, therapist, or social worker, or we’re one of the 1 in 10 people in the UK who fulfil an unpaid carer role, many of us have responsibilities that involve caring for others. For a lot of us, our roles might give us a sense…

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Carrying A Burden Doesn’t Make You A Burden

Many of us go through life carrying all sorts of baggage that doesn’t half weigh us down. This ‘baggage’ can feel like a burden. Sometimes we feel as though the burden we’re carrying makes us a burden. As though everything that weighs so heavily on us will mean that we weigh down all those we…

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Depression: When Recovery Can’t Be Our Sole Focus

Depression: When Recovery Can't Be Our Sole Focus

In an ideal world, when we’re diagnosed with depression or any other condition, we would be able to put our entire lives on hold to prioritise our recovery. Unfortunately, the reality is that for many of us, recovery can’t be our sole focus. There are other things in our lives which we have to factor…

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13 Symptoms Of Post-Natal Depression That Are Hard To Talk About

13 Symptoms Of Post-Natal Depression That Are Hard To Talk About

There’s nothing that can quite prepare you for how incredibly daunting and emotional it is, to become a new parent. On top of welcoming our new little person (or people!) to the world, our hormones get a right shake-up. Feeling a bit wobbly and having some “baby blues” is entirely normal, but some of us…

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The Distorting Grey Lens Of Depression

The Distorting Grey Lens Of Depression

When depression is part of our life, it can alter our perception of the world. Sometimes it’s as though we have grey-tinted glasses on, making everything appear grey, dull, and colourless. This can alter our decisions, the way we view ourselves, and how we interact with other people and our environment. The World Appears Grey…

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Self-Care For Work Days

Self-Care For Work Days

Once we grasp the concept of self-care, many of us set off on our self-care journey with the best intentions. We have all sorts of plans for how we’re going to add self-care into our lives and make it part of our daily routine. When we do so, we don’t always consider our time at…

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Depression: When We Worry We’re Making It Up

Depression: When We Worry We're Making It Up

When we have depression, it can be difficult to describe what we’re going through. It’s not an illness which is necessarily obvious to those around us – in a physical sense – the same way that a broken arm or chicken pox might be. It’s also not usually a stable condition – it can fluctuate…

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Kind Words For Unkind Days

Kind Words For Unkind Days

There are some days when it feels like life is ganging up on us. Whatever can go wrong, does. Every time we try to take a breath or get back on our feet, life hands us another blow. We find ourselves feeling lonely, frustrated, angry, tearful, rejected, hurt, ‘got at’, fragile, and utterly fed up….

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