Depression Awareness Week

What Have You Got to Be Depressed About?

Kate Elliott | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

Depression isn't something to be ashamed about, it's something that should be talked about. Perhaps we could all take a moment to offer some support to a friend or family member who we know has struggles. Reminding them they're loved and not broken or horrible can make such a huge difference!

'I Don't Want to Be a Mum Anymore'

Tillie Mabbutt | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Parents
Tillie Mabbutt

I hated that he needed me so much; I hated losing my independence & that I no longer felt like 'me'. I started to feel a huge amount of resentment towards him; this of course led to a massive gap in understanding between Shaun and I.

Why I'm Partly Grateful I Had Depression

Tasha Okeke | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

Depression is one of the most debilitating mental illnesses, yet one of the most common that affect people in today's society. It is estimated that 1/4 people suffer from depression and it unfortunately plagues the lives of so many.

I'm Drowning Not Waving

Alexandra Sheach | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Sheach

I was told I was a "clever girl", given the name of a book about depression to buy from Amazon and given the URL of the Royal College of Psychiatrists website and told I'd "figure it out" - had I known that I could cure myself through reading medical websites, perhaps I could've performed my own c-sections using tools I'd purchased on Amazon.

'But You Don't Look Depressed?'

Naomi Barrow | Posted 20.04.2016 | 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.

Finding a Creative Outlet Helped Me to Manage My Depression

Carl Burkitt | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carl Burkitt

I'd just left a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy session looking at how learning and trying new things can help when experiencing a mental health problem. 'Could I perform on stage?' I thought. 'I guess I've always wanted to try.'

Depression: What You Don't See

Jayne Hardy | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Hardy

To help increase awareness and understanding, we're asking people to share their insights and experiences with us - we want to highlight the reality of depression, the bits you can't always see. We're determined to challenge the stigma around what depression 'should' look like, and show the world that ANYONE can be affected by poor mental health.

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.

Let's Be Ambitious About Depression and Help the "Silent Waiting List"

Sarah Bateup | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Bateup

Depression is often accompanied by shame, and people try to hide their symptoms. We know from statistics that men find it harder to admit to depression or anxiety, which is why three times more men commit suicide than women.

7 Things People With Depression Want You To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Depression is the most common mental health issue in the UK. Around the world, it affects an estimated 350 million people. With this in mind, it's ...

Deadly Silence: Why Do We Find It So Hard to Talk About Emotional Distress?

Joanna Cates | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Cates

Men are four times more likely to kill themselves than women. It's thought to be the biggest cause of death for men under the age of 50. On average, a hundred men die in this way every week. And this figure has been steadily rising over the last 14 years.

Can Depression Be An Artist's Muse?

The Huffington Post UK | Kate Sullivan | Posted 26.04.2012 | Home

The relationship between mental health and artistic creativity has long been a subject of debate. From Picasso's 'blue period' to Tracey Emin's un...

Can Anti-Depressant ‘Happy Pills’ Cure Osteoarthritis?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A drug designed to beat depression could provide effective, life-changing treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, researchers have found. Depress...

Would You Know If Your Partner Was Genuinely Depressed?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We know that one in four people experience depression, but partners don’t always realise what’s happening, according to Caroline Carr, author of m...