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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[…]

Musicians are three times more likely to experience depression, according to study

Musicians are three times more likely to experience depression, according to study

Musicians are three times more likely to experience depression, according to study A concerning new piece of research reveals the scale of the mental health crisis facing the UK music industry. ‘Can Music Make You Sick?’ is a new study commissioned by Help Musicians UK, which explores the effects of a career in music onRead more about Musicians are three times more likely to experience depression, according to study[…]

Why a daily bath helps beat depression – and how to have a good one

Why a daily bath helps beat depression – and how to have a good one

‘I am sure there are things that can’t be cured by a good bath, but I can’t think of one,” wrote the poet and novelist Sylvia Plath in The Bell Jar. Plath, who struggled with depression, would surely have felt vindicated by the findings of a study reported in New Scientist this week, which concludedRead more about Why a daily bath helps beat depression – and how to have a good one[…]