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Practical Ways To Help A Friend With Depression

Practical Ways To Help A Friend With Depression

Depression can be an incredibly isolating illness. When we’re depressed, it can be hard for us to speak to our friends. We worry about bringing them down, feel awkward and embarrassed, and don’t know how to explain how we’re feeling.  We may try and isolate ourselves, as it seems easier than maintaining a friendship – a friendshipRead more about Practical Ways To Help A Friend With Depression[…]

Managing Depression: Hacks and Hints for Difficult Days

Managing Depression: Hacks and Hints for Difficult Days

When depression strikes, even the simplest of tasks can feel challenging. Activities we usually take for granted – washing, dressing, facing the day – become obstacles to overcome. Experience has shown us that although our difficult days may be unavoidable, there are some practical things we can do to help ease us through. 1. SLEEP & DUVET DAYS OurRead more about Managing Depression: Hacks and Hints for Difficult Days[…]

Compound in RED WINE opens door for depression treatment | Daily Mail Online

Compound in RED WINE opens door for depression treatment | Daily Mail Online

Red wine compound opens door for new depression and anxiety treatment because it ‘shuts down enzyme in the brain thought to cause the disorders’ A compound abundant in red wine could pave the way for new treatments for both depression and anxiety, researchers say. Trials on mice showed resveratrol – found in the skin ofRead more about Compound in RED WINE opens door for depression treatment | Daily Mail Online[…]

Things to try when depression affects your memory and concentration

Things to try when depression affects your memory and concentration

Depression brings a whole heap of horrid symptoms to our door. We have no energy, problems sleeping, struggle to make decisions and lose interest in things which once brought us joy – to name just a few. Depression can also really limit our concentration and memory. It can be frustrating and disorientating (and sometimes a bitRead more about Things to try when depression affects your memory and concentration[…]

Depression: Why Surviving Deserves More Credit Than We Give It

Depression: Why Surviving Deserves More Credit Than We Give It

When we talk to family, read the papers, and scroll through social media; we often find ourselves feeling inadequate. The entire world seems to be achieving in one way or another. Whether it be a new job or promotion. Tiny babies, or photos of grandchildren’s graduations. Smiling faces sharing travels, or photos of certificates. ItRead more about Depression: Why Surviving Deserves More Credit Than We Give It[…]

13 More Symptoms Of Depression We Never Talk About – The Blurt Foundation

13 More Symptoms Of Depression We Never Talk About – The Blurt Foundation

Depression can cause a range of different symptoms. Some of them are regularly talked about. Many of them are not. Whatever symptoms we are experiencing, we are not alone. There are many other people all over the world who share the same struggles that we do. 1. Being Unable To Make Decisions We can feelRead more about 13 More Symptoms Of Depression We Never Talk About – The Blurt Foundation[…]

‘They broke my mental shackles’: could magic mushrooms be the answer to depression? | Science | The Guardian

‘They broke my mental shackles’: could magic mushrooms be the answer to depression? | Science | The Guardian

Lying on a bed in London’s Hammersmith hospital ingesting capsules of psilocybin, the active ingredient of magic mushrooms, Michael had little idea what would happen next. The 56-year-old part-time website developer from County Durham in northern England had battled depression for 30 years and had tried talking therapies and many types of antidepressant with noRead more about ‘They broke my mental shackles’: could magic mushrooms be the answer to depression? | Science | The Guardian[…]

Depression: On Feeling Like an Imposter

Depression: On Feeling Like an Imposter

Feeling like an imposter is something that those with depression are familiar with. We feel like we stand out like a sore thumb; for all the wrong reasons. It’s as though we just don’t fit it with other people; their ideals, their expectations, their perspectives, their abilities. Everyone seems cleverer, stronger, more beautiful, more deserving,Read more about Depression: On Feeling Like an Imposter[…]

FA Cup: Ex-Everton midfielder George Green on self-destruction and depression

FA Cup: Ex-Everton midfielder George Green on self-destruction and depression

Everton’s George Green, then aged 17, tackles Liverpool’s Seyi Ojo in an Under-18 game in November 2013 It is October 2011 and 15-year-old George Green is travelling to London for a trial with Tottenham Hotspur when a phone call changes everything. Everton have agreed a £2m deal with Bradford City for the schoolboy midfielder. GreenRead more about FA Cup: Ex-Everton midfielder George Green on self-destruction and depression[…]