Category: Living with Depression

When Depression Makes Us Feel Numb To Everything

Sometimes depression can give us overwhelming feelings of sadness and despair. At other times, we feel nothing at all. Emotional numbness can be a symptom of depression. We feel numb to everything around us and everything inside of us. It can leave us feeling totally disconnected from the world. Emotional Numbness When we feel emotionally…

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How To Let People Know We’re Having Suicidal Thoughts

If we’re feeling suicidal then telling someone can help. Unfortunately, talking about how we feel isn’t always very easy. Finding the words can be hard, particularly when we need to talk about something as difficult as suicide. We might also experience a lot of anxiety and fear around telling someone how we feel. Who Do…

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13 Everyday Things That Mental Ill-Health Makes Difficult

13 Everyday Things That Mental-Ill Health Makes Difficult

Mental ill-health can affect every aspect of our lives, each and every day that we’re unwell. It can be hard to explain to those who’ve never experienced it quite how it can seep into everything we try to do and make everyday things seem extraordinarily difficult. Often we become so used to managing our condition…

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Talking About Our Mental Health Isn’t Always Easy

Talking About Our Mental Health Isn't Always Easy

We often see messages encouraging us to talk about our mental health, to tell others how we’re feeling. Well-meaning messages often suggest that we reach out for help and list phone numbers that we can ring if we’re struggling. These messages are all fantastic in principle. The problem is that sometimes, no matter how much we…

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We’re Allowed To Say No

We're Allowed To Say No

‘No’ is often one of our first words. As a toddler, it’s usually one of our favourite words. But as we get older many of us find that it becomes harder and harder to use our no. It can feel far easier for us just to say yes, even if it’s at the expense of…

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When We Move House And Depression Comes With Us

When We Move House But Depression Comes With Us

Most of us will move house at some point in our life. This might be for a positive reason such as moving in with a partner, buying our first home, getting a new job, or moving to university. For others, it could be a much more difficult move. We might have to move away from…

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How Menopause Can Affect Our Mental Health

Menopause is part of growing older for many people. It’s a natural part of life – but that doesn’t mean that it’s always straightforward. Menopause can affect both our physical and mental health. We’re more likely to find that it affects our mental health if we’ve had mental health issues earlier on in life. Menopause…

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Getting Going When We Have No Motivation To Do So

Getting Going When You Have No Motivation To Do So

Depression can be a motivation-sucker and a half. When we want to do something, finding the motivation to do so can be hard enough.  But when we don’t even have the motivation to find our motivation, it becomes extremely difficult. Write It All Down Trying to keep our entire to-do list in our head is…

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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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