Tag : depression

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

3 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

The Depression Diaries: The secrets of self-harm

3 years ago / 0 comments

If I could go back a change one moment of my life, it would be the first time I self-harmed. If I knew at the time that this one small cut would be the start of, what I’m starting to see as, a life-long battle, I maybe would have thought … Read More

The Depression Diaries: 365 Days Later…

3 years ago / 0 comments

So much can change in a year. If you told me one year ago I’d be where I am now I would have laughed in your face hysterically, until the hysterical laughter became hysterical tears, because the idea of thinking one year ahead was too much to handle. I have … Read More

The Depression Diaries: Suicide and Me

3 years ago / 0 comments

In the UK and ROI in 2013 there were 6,708 suicides. According to Samaritans; since 2007, the start of the recession, the rates of suicide have risen to their highest for over 30 years. In 2012, the largest killer of men aged between 20-49 was themselves. That’s right, suicide kills … Read More

How to get over Blue Monday (and any other day you feel depressed)

3 years ago / 0 comments

Blue Monday is over everyone! For those of you who don’t know what Blue Monday is, apparently, it’s the most depressing day of the year. Post-holiday blues, combined with debt from Christmas, going back to work, exams, crap weather, the guy in the library sitting opposite you sniffing every 30 … Read More

A Different Kind of Christmas: Mental Health

3 years ago / 0 comments

Christmas is ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. For many the thought of Christmas conjures up images of mince pies, mulled wine, sitting cosily around the fire; this is not the case for everyone. There are numerous reasons that someone might not look forward to Christmas – mental health … Read More

MENTAL HEALTH A-Z: D is for Depression

3 years ago / 0 comments

Although it’s one of the most common mental illnesses, the misconceptions about depression are still prevalent and helping to contribute to the overall stigma that surrounds it. Everyone feels down in themselves from time to time, but the persistent sadness, apathy and hopelessness that comes with depression (along with a … Read More

“Why should my depression define me?” The Germanwings plane crash and the stigma of mental illness

4 years ago / 0 comments

It’s incredibly hard to put into words what mental illness means to me. I’ve tried more times than I can count, through years of therapy and stammered attempts at explanations to others, but the truth is, there’s no hard and fast way to even make myself understand the incredible blackness … Read More

Mind Matters – The confusion of diagnosis

4 years ago / 0 comments

A recent study on the biological mechanisms of psychiatric disorders has revealed that schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and major depression share several biological mechanisms. The study attracted 60,000 participants and was a collaboration between hundreds of scientists from UCLA, King’s College London, Cardiff University, Harvard and MIT working together under … Read More

Crossing the rocky road towards fair mental health treatment

4 years ago / 0 comments

Society always seems to tread a fine line when dealing with mental health issues. It’s almost like we want to say we’re helping people but just can’t make the leap to actually doing it. Sure, treatments are available for those of us unfortunate enough to have an imperfect brain. We … Read More