To Those Of You Who've Lost All Hope

Naomi Barrow | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Eventually, in time, we will find glimmers of hope again. We will find cracks of light. We will begin find things to believe in, and our little pile of good things will grow. We might find them in the most unexpected of places - a podcast that speaks to us, the ability to read a page of text, or the joy of being able to taste a cup of tea again. It might take weeks, it might take months, it might even take years, but it will happen.

Redundancy - To Hell And Back To The Future

Cerys Aedy | Posted 19.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cerys Aedy

These days I'm hearing more and more about the stress and heartache redundancy brings, so I decided to write a very personal piece reflecting the gamut of emotions I experienced whilst going through this very same process.

'But You Don't Look Depressed?'

Naomi Barrow | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

So many people think depression has a 'look', but it really doesn't. Yes, there are some signs that someone might be depressed, and a person crying or looking 'down' may well have depression. But not everybody who is crying is depressed, and people who are depressed rarely cry 24/7.

An Awareness Week to Be Aware of

Debbie Cleaveley | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Debbie Cleaveley

As a mental health nurse, I never thought that depression would never happen to me and that if it did, I'd know what to do. Alas the reality was a total shock. I actually had no idea about what it would be like or what to do.

Depression: 14 Important Insights

Karen Young | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Young

Chances are that in your lifetime you'll be one of two people - depressed or close to someone who is. For this reason, having a basic understanding of depression is fast becoming a life skill. Here are 14 important insights.

Bouncing Back

Maggie Currie | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Life happens. It doesn't matter how positive or balanced and centred you are, there are going to be times when you are knocked sideways. Times when your carefully organised life is turned upside down and you get knocked for six. Life happens!

Just Because I'm Not Alone Doesn't Mean I'm Not Lonely

Jamie Flexman | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Flexman

I'm just here to tell you that feeling depressed or lonely is natural and your negative perception of the world is just that, a perception. Everywhere you look there are people who give a damn, so allow them to do so. They aren't psychic and because you're so good at hiding your true feelings, they may never know without your help.

'Just Snap Out of It' - Four Hidden Truths About Depression

Jamie Flexman | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Flexman

The darkness is your playground. You want to tell someone... but it's just too damn difficult. So you suffer in silence... They just don't understand. It's time to strip away this ignorance and spread a few truths about what depression is, how it affects us and what you can do about it.

Why Are We So Afraid to Talk About Depression?

Adam Croft | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Croft

Winston Churchill called it the 'Black Dog'. Every year, thousands of people in Britain die because of it. One in three people will suffer from it at some point in their life. Why, then, are we so afraid to talk about depression? The problem is particularly striking amongst my own demographic, young men under the age of thirty.

Watch Out for the January Blues

Marian Dwyer | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marian Dwyer

For many, the season of goodwill will have been a far cry from the ideal of family gatherings overflowing with gifts and laughter and will instead have been a period haunted by disappointment, anxiety, sadness, depression or even suicidal thoughts.

I Miss You Emo Dog

Kate Sutton | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Sutton

I don't have any pets. Too high maintenance for my liking. Too much responsibility. Too much crap to deal with. Literally. Suffice to say, I'm not a fan. Don't get me wrong ... love animals from afar, just not within a two mile radius.