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Beyond the Blues

Beyond the Blues

Understanding depression is difficult; hear from Psyche's community of peers on their experiences with this mood disorder.

  • Patricia Heitz
    Published 2 months ago
    Blinding Darkness

    Blinding Darkness

    I remember thinking about it.... I remember wondering what it would be like to leave. I remember wondering if I would go to hell for doing this. After all, the nun said it was a sin. I remember thinking I didn't want to burn in hell. Multiple times a week, when I was in a place I didn't want to be... having to babysit my youngest siblings who were 6 that June, while I was 14. Taking them for a walk to the corner store for popsicles, while my friends were at the park; hanging out, laughing and having fun. My middle brothers able to go out, play baseball and be with their friends. I was told it was my duty as the oldest of 5 children to help with the younger ones when my father had to work 2 jobs and my mother had to work a night job. Feeling detached from the social circle, but more than that, feeling so different and freakish at almost 6 feet at 14 years old. Maybe I didn't belong there anyway. After all, I was tall, skinny, and ugly and they were pretty. They had boys paying attention to them. No one looked or talked to me like that.
  • Rae .
    Published 2 months ago
    10 Signs That You May Have Depression

    10 Signs That You May Have Depression

    It’s Friday at 4 PM. Almost time to punch out of work from a hellish week of the same mundane routine. You answer emails and take orders from your boss while you force a smile as if you are happy to be there. But the truth is, you just want to RUN home.
  • Laura Sotillos Elliott
    Published 2 months ago
    Brainstorms II: the Fundamentals of Depression

    Brainstorms II: the Fundamentals of Depression

    Okay, so I got a bit carried away in my first post, starting with something as specific as the implication of the immune system in depression. Maybe I should have started with something a bit more general, like the systems involved in depression that have been established for years, and then moved onto more current topics. So that’s what I’m sharing with you today! I hope it’s still interesting to all; at least it will give us a more stable grounding on what depression is caused by. Specifically, you’ll find three more traditional hypotheses that try to give some explanation to the root of depression.
  • Mia Morales
    Published 2 months ago
    Finding Ways to Help You Cope With Depression and Have Everyday Happiness

    Finding Ways to Help You Cope With Depression and Have Everyday Happiness

    So many people struggle with depression and anxiety. There are more people who are struggling than just you. Finding the support you need to get through it is crucial. Being able to find ways that help you cope are essential for your well-being. Everyday happiness can happen for everyone if they are willing to put in the work that needs to be done for it. This article will give great tips that can help you find success in finding that happiness.
  • Mylyn Vinton-Spooner
    Published 2 months ago
    Not a Solution

    Not a Solution

    Trigger warning:
  • Bob Eden
    Published 2 months ago
    The Gift of Depression!

    The Gift of Depression!

    My Story 'The Wounds and Lessons of Childhood”
  • Laura Sotillos Elliott
    Published 2 months ago
    Brainstorms I: Depression

    Brainstorms I: Depression

    Let’s start with an introduction. My name is Laura and I am a current MSc student in neuroscience and future PhD in psychiatry. In these last years, I have come to realize how little communication there is between scientists and the rest of society. Science is always advancing, creating new tools and obtaining new knowledge that can be of use to everyone, or that can pose new ethical questions on which society as a whole should have a say. But how is anyone going to take advantage of the new information or generate a debate with it, if it is not made available to them in an accessible and comprehensible way?
  • Amelia Grant
    Published 3 months ago
    6 Effective Ways to Overcome Depression

    6 Effective Ways to Overcome Depression

    As practice in the field of psychology shows, people who subject themselves to stress or heavy loads (whether physical, intellectual, or moral) are prone to neurosis. But in addition to the way of life, there are also external factors that create a cyclical psychological state: autumn depression, magnetic storms, and the moon phase.
  • Monique B
    Published 3 months ago
    Depression

    Depression

    For about seven years now I’ve been dealing with depression. Some days are better than others. It is very difficult at times to handle my depression, because I want to be able to control my feelings, and I know at times I can’t.