Category: Managing Depression

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…

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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…

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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…

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‘The Self-Care Project’ Has Finally Flown The Nest

We can barely believe it but we’ve seen lots of photographs of our book ‘The Self-Care Project‘ across social media, so it has to be true, it’s book publication time – yippee! [Thank you to Kathleen Brown for this wonderful drawing <3] We’ve been talking about self-care until the cows came home; mainly because it’s…

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When Depression Makes Us Imagine Really Scary Things

When Depression Makes Us Imagine Really Scary Things

When we have depression, we can sometimes experience really scary thoughts. We fear that our friends or family are going to be caught up in a life-changing accident. Or become unwell. We worry that we will be fired, or mugged, or our house will burn down. It’s terrifying. We don’t like to talk about it…

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Depression: Making Time For Everything That Is Important To Us

Depression: Making Time for Everything That is Important to Us

Life has a habit of pulling us in all sorts of different directions. It can sometimes feel like everybody wants a piece of us, and we have no time to offer. It can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming. At times, it can leave us feeling like we have nothing left to give. Depression Can Make…

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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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Depression: Coping With Disrupted Sleep

Depression Coping With Disrupted Sleep

Disrupted sleep is a common side effect of depression. It can cause us to sleep too much or too little. Sometimes it can mean that we wake up during the night. There are some things we can try to help improve our sleep patterns. However if poor sleep is significantly affecting our lives, it’s something we…

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Depression: Coping With Medication Side Effects

Depression Coping With Medication Side Effects

Medication can be a helpful tool in managing depression. The medication – or medications – our doctor prescribes us will vary from person to person. It’s always important to take medication as prescribed. As with all medications, there is a risk we will experience side effects. Most are manageable – but in some occasions people do react badly…

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Depression: How To Be A Friend To Ourselves

Depression How To Be A Friend To Ourselves

Being a friend to ourselves can be really difficult when we’re depressed.  Depression plays havoc with our self-esteem, and we’re often really mean to ourselves. We say things to ourselves that we would never say to another person. We treat ourselves in ways that we wouldn’t dream of treating anyone else. Self-care and self-compassion are vital…

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