Category: Managing Depression

Depression: How To Cope When Things Go Wrong

Depression: How To Cope When Things Go Wrong

Things going wrong are a normal – somewhat frustrating – part of life. They can set us back, but most of the time we can figure out a way to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and keep going. However, when we’re experiencing depression, even seemingly minor, inconsequential things going wrong can have a huge…

Read More

Self-Care For When We’re Empty And Have Nothing Left To Give

Self-Care For When We're Empty And Have Nothing Left To Give

Sometimes we find ourselves on our knees; our motivation has deserted us, our energy tanks are depleted, we feel everything and nothing, all at once. We’re empty. Bone dry. This often brings with it a sense of frustration – ‘Why can’t I be more like [insert name of friend who is posting their achievements all over social media]?’ Guilt –…

Read More

Let’s Talk About Medication Stigma

Let's Talk About Medication Stigma

If only we had a pound for every time we’ve heard: ‘you don’t need to take medication for your mental health, you just need to meditate/do yoga/eat more vegetables/think positive/just stop worrying’. Even though mental health and mental illness are, thankfully, becoming more and more widely discussed, stigma around mental health medication is still pervasive….

Read More

Why It’s Not Attention Seeking To Talk About Mental Ill-Health

Why It's Not Attention Seeking To Talk About Mental Ill-Health

One of the most frustrating things we encounter when discussing mental ill-health is the accusations of attention seeking. We’re sure you’ve heard it too: “Oh, they’re just hurting themselves to get attention”, or “Why do you need to talk about your depression so much – are you just looking for attention?” The worst thing about…

Read More

Depression: How Ecotherapy May Help

Depression: How Ecotherapy May Help

When it comes to depression, everyone is different. Because we’re all different, the things that help us are different. Something which transforms one person’s life, might not be help another person at all. Because of this, it helps to have different ideas of things that we can try to improve our mood. Ecotherapy is something…

Read More

Depression: Please Don’t Self-Blame

Depression: Please Don't Self-Blame

Depression corrodes our confidence and quite often, it brings with it a sense of shame and incessant self-blame. Even though we rationally know that depression is an illness, we might find that we get caught in a loop of beating ourselves up and blaming ourselves for how ill we are. We Blame Ourselves For Having…

Read More

Depression: Hacks And Hints For Managing Chores

Depression: Hacks And Hints For Managing Chores

Life isn’t half a ball-juggler; the responsibilities weigh heavy and even when well, many of us struggle to stay on top of all the jobs we have to do. Our to-do lists rarely ever have an end point. Every time we tick one thing off, we find ourselves adding three more! When we have depression,…

Read More

Depression: When Money Worries Add To The Strain We Already Feel

Depression: When Money Worries Add To The Strain We Already Feel

When we have depression, the likelihood that we’ll also experience money problems is high; we are four to six times more likely to have a debt crisis if we have a mental illness. In fact, half of those looking for debt help have a mental illness. Talking about money can feel embarrassing and if we’re…

Read More

Understand The Difference Between Depression And Sadness

Understand The Difference Between Depression And Sadness

The question: ‘do I have depression or am I sad?’, is a common one. It can be difficult to work out whether we’re experiencing sadness – a human emotion, or depression – a medical condition. Asking ‘Dr Google’ can leave us feeling even more confused, especially as sadness is something those with depression do experience. The…

Read More

Self-Care For The Festive Season

Self-Care For The Festive Season

If ever there was a polarising time of year, it’s now. The festive season can be lovely, exciting, heartwarming, and fun. It can also be incredibly stressful, lonely, claustrophobic, and difficult to cope with. Our mood might be lower than normal, due to it being winter, and the pressure to plaster a smile on our…

Read More