Tag : depression

Happy and sad: depression behind closed doors

5 months ago / 0 comments

Despite the many campaigns to increase mental health awareness, it seems there is still a long way to go, even with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Why, I ask myself, are people still struggling to understand the ins and outs of these conditions? Naturally, if you’ve never … Read More

Depression is VERY real

1 year ago / 0 comments

When I read the tweets from the MMA fighter Andrew Tate stating that depression wasn’t real, I was firstly shocked but also deeply frustrated. JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter franchise and an icon for my generation, thankfully responded on behalf of all angered individuals out there whose voices … Read More

5 unexpected benefits of coping with depression and anxiety

1 year ago / 0 comments

Most people that suffer with depression and/or anxiety will know just how overwhelming and debilitating it can be. I have realised that once you’ve worked through negative feelings there is, in fact, a silver lining. Now I see that it’s important to think about the positive elements of living with mental … Read More

A facade of functionality

1 year ago / 0 comments

As usual, I had an overly-ambitious idea of what this holiday period would be like – full of library study sessions, frequent meetups with friends, and hopefully some reading for pleasure on the side. Unfortunately though, the suitcase full of books I brought back home from uni with me remains … Read More

What’s new in science this week?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Pupil response can predict relapse into depression: Researchers from Binghamton University have revealed that pupil response to negative emotional facial expressions predicts risk for relapse into depression. After testing the hypothesis on a group of 57 women with a history of major depressive disorder, the research team found that those … Read More

"Counselling? Oh that’s not for me"

2 years ago / 0 comments

When I first got put on to Citalopram (an antidepressant) in summer 2014, I was advised to also seek counselling, but I never did. I feared admitting that I had a problem I needed to get past, and going to the doctors in the first place was hard enough – … Read More

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016: Relationships and Mental Health

2 years ago / 0 comments

I was first diagnosed with depression at the age of nine, and the diagnoses of anxiety followed quickly after when I was 11. My early teenage years were difficult, to say the least. At the age of 12 I was self-harming nearly everyday, and I felt hopeless. I didn’t want … Read More

A Russian roulette: Depression or Anxiety?

2 years ago / 0 comments

In challenging the stigma associated with mental illness, I’ve vowed to be as open and honest about my very real battle with it. I should not be ashamed, although it does make me want to crawl into a corner and hibernate sometimes that my brain’s wired a bit funny. The … Read More

The Depression Diaries: An apology to my body

2 years ago / 0 comments

Dear Body, I’m sorry that I still don’t love you. I’m sorry that sometimes I can’t bear to look at you. As summer approaches, and everyone shows more skin, it makes me wonder what everyone else thinks of you. I’m worried they’ll laugh and point, or snigger at the roundness … Read More

Mental Health A-Z: T is for Top telly to watch when you’re depressed

2 years ago / 0 comments

As I’m curled up on the sofa in the clutches of depression once more, in the onesie that I haven’t got out of for three days (yes, onesies are back – spread the word (did they ever leave?!)), I got to thinking what else I would do when I felt … Read More