Category: Managing Depression

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…

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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…

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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,…

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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

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

'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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