Category: Living with Depression

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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Helping A Friend With Their Depression When You Don’t Live Nearby

Helping A Friend With Their Depression When You Don't Live Nearby

Living too far away from friends to pop round for a cup of tea can be hard. It can be even harder when our friend is living with depression. At times you might feel really helpless because all you want to do is to wrap them up in a big hug, but you can’t. There…

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How We Can Learn To Let Go Of Past Mistakes

How We Can Learn To Let Go Of Past Mistakes

We all make mistakes. It’s part of what makes us human. For some of us, it can feel as though our past mistakes follow us around. It’s almost like they form part of our shadow, and whatever we do, we can’t get rid of them. We struggle to let go of them. When we can’t…

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Mental Health Is A Sliding Scale

Mental Health Is A Sliding Scale

When we hear the term ‘mental health‘, our minds often go straight to thinking about mental illness and if we’ve never experienced mental ill health, we don’t think the conversation applies to us. But it does, we all have mental health. The term ‘mental health’ encompasses a broader spectrum of experiences than mental illness. We…

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How Depression Can Affect Our Senses

How Depression Can Affect Our Senses

Depression is a mental illness, but it’s not all in our heads, it can also affect us physically – in a number of different ways, including our senses such as sight, touch, smell, sound, and taste. Sight Researchers have discovered that depression can affect our contrast perception. This means that when we experience depression, we’re…

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11 Instagram Accounts That Never Fail To Give Us A Lift

11 Instagram Accounts That Never Fail To Give Us A Lift

One of the ways we can assert our digital boundaries is to curate what pops up and crops up on our timelines and feeds; posts which make us smile, remind us to practice some self-care, or reassure us that we’re doing okay. We’ve pulled together 11 Instagram accounts that give us a lift, encourage and…

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Being Mindful Of Our Digital Boundaries

Being Mindful Of Our Digital Boundaries

These days, many of us have mobile smartphones and multiple social media accounts. This means that we have access to a wealth of information at our fingertips but it also means that we’re contactable in more ways, and in more instant ways, than ever. The amount of ‘buzz’ we receive from the digital world can,…

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Google Searches: Why Does Social Anxiety…?

Google Searches How Does Social Anxiety

When we’re first diagnosed with something, we usually have a lot of questions. Social anxiety is no different. Google is often one of the first places we go with these questions, but we can’t always find the answers we’re looking for. Sometimes we can’t find enough information to answer our questions, at other times we…

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A Letter To You, For When Life Feels Pointless

A Letter To You, For When Life Feels Pointless

Dear You, We know that life feels pointless right now. We understand how monotonous everything can become. What it’s like to feel totally and utterly worn down by trying to stay afloat. It can grind us down until we have no energy left at all. Until we begin to wonder what the point of it…

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