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The newspapers’ coverage of Archie Day’s death shows they don’t take depression seriously

The newspapers’ coverage of Archie Day’s death shows they don’t take depression seriously

Archie was described by his close circle of friends and family as “kind, thoughtful & compassionate”, “a loud and charismatic character”. He had also struggled with depression. Archie’s death was condensed into a press release, manipulated by the tabloids under headlines that put Archie Day’s death down to the loss of his iPhone. As reportedRead more about The newspapers’ coverage of Archie Day’s death shows they don’t take depression seriously[…]

Medicinal cannabis does NOT help treat depression or anxiety | Daily Mail Online

Medicinal cannabis does NOT help treat depression or anxiety | Daily Mail Online

There is no scientific evidence that medical cannabis is effective at treating people with mental health conditions, research shows. Australian scientists reviewed 83 studies involving 3,000 people to come to their conclusion. They found no proof cannabinoids relieved the symptoms of six disorders – depression, anxiety, ADHD, Tourette syndrome, PTSD or psychosis.  Therefore the useRead more about Medicinal cannabis does NOT help treat depression or anxiety | Daily Mail Online[…]

Depression rates are twice as high among gay and queer teens, study finds | Daily Mail Online

Depression rates are twice as high among gay and queer teens, study finds | Daily Mail Online

Depression rates among US gay, lesbian, bisexual and queer teens are TWICE as high as declining rates among straight high school students, study finds Published: 17:01 BST, 21 October 2019 | Updated: 01:14 BST, 22 October 2019 Depression rates among LGBQ teenagers continue to remain high in the US, a new study finds. Researchers foundRead more about Depression rates are twice as high among gay and queer teens, study finds | Daily Mail Online[…]

A ketamine-like nasal spray has been approved to treat depression | Dazed

A ketamine-like nasal spray has been approved to treat depression | Dazed

Move over Prozac, there’s now a new anti-depressant drug available in the US, similar to ketamine (also known as ket, and sometimes Special K), which you can spray into your nose. US officials are beginning to see the benefits of ket as a potential mental health drug. For patients suffering with hard-to-treat depression, a new treatment closelyRead more about A ketamine-like nasal spray has been approved to treat depression | Dazed[…]

Rediscovering Ourselves when Depression Gobbles Us Up – The Blurt Foundation

Rediscovering Ourselves when Depression Gobbles Us Up – The Blurt Foundation

When we have depression – particularly when we’ve had it for a long time – it can feel as though our illness completely gobbles us up. Depression strips the joy out of all the activities we used to love, steals our ability to think clearly, and can make seeing our friends feel impossible. We might notRead more about Rediscovering Ourselves when Depression Gobbles Us Up – The Blurt Foundation[…]

Man with depression returns from holiday to find dog who helped him ‘pull himself together’ KILLED by council

Man with depression returns from holiday to find dog who helped him ‘pull himself together’ KILLED by council

A devastated man returned home from a holiday abroad to discover his beloved dog had been put down by the council. Owner David Hall was told that his much-loved Staffordshire Bull Terrier, called Blue, was killed a week after being caught running loose by dog wardens. Wardens caught the pooch, Blue, at Markeaton roundabout onRead more about Man with depression returns from holiday to find dog who helped him ‘pull himself together’ KILLED by council[…]

Depression and exercise: tips on how (and if) to get started

Depression and exercise: tips on how (and if) to get started

It’s one thing knowing that exercise is good for us, physically and mentally, but actually doing it when we’re exhausted and fighting depression… Well, that’s a whole different ball game. The benefits of exercise, for those with mild to moderate depression, have been well documented. But when your energy tank is on empty, exercise feels impossible.Read more about Depression and exercise: tips on how (and if) to get started[…]

Depression: How To Be A Friend To Ourselves – The Blurt Foundation

Depression: How To Be A Friend To Ourselves – The Blurt Foundation

Being a friend to ourselves can be really difficult when we’re depressed.  Depression plays havoc with our self-esteem, and we’re often really mean to ourselves. We say things to ourselves that we would never say to another person. We treat ourselves in ways that we wouldn’t dream of treating anyone else. Self-care and self-compassion are vitalRead more about Depression: How To Be A Friend To Ourselves – The Blurt Foundation[…]