Beyond the Blues
Understanding depression is difficult; hear from Psyche's community of peers on their experiences with this mood disorder.
Therapist: Exit Stage Right
Recently I have had to face the hard truth that I have depression and I am at a really rocky stage in my life. So I did what most people do, I got a therapist.
7 Things To Remember When You Love a Person Who Has Depression.
Depression is an unbelievably horrible state of mind to be in, and someone suffering from it can be fragile and unpredictable. Knowing how to handle delicate situations when someone is suffering from depression can make all the difference between them suffering even more and having some relief when they’re in your presence.
I was 10 years old the first time I considered suicide. I was 35 the last time I considered suicide. I am now 51 and still struggle every day.
My First Month On Lexapro
My doctor prescribed me 5 mg of Lexapro for my anxiety and depression. This dose is extremely low and a child’s dose. I had had bad reactions to different SSRIs in the past, so to avoid that happening this time, my doctor started me on a very low dose.
Photography almost ended me.
So my whole life growing up (probaly more like 12-13 years old) I wanted to be a photographer. Saved all my money working part time and finally got a canon t1i. Man it was awesome. Started taking photos of literally everything. People, friends, animals, nature, myself, literally everything. As I grew up, i started watching YouTube tutorials on how to take better images of people. I loved taking portraits. The different lighting set ups you can do, how the face can tell a story, everything. I found a photographer online, Steve Haining, who was living in Hamilton where i grew up and I messaged him and just said “Hey I like your photos, if you ever need help, I’d love to come on set some day“. He messaged me back within 20 min and said “hey I’m shooting tomorrow evening, you wanna come?”, and it pretty much started from there.
Laugh It Off: Depression Awareness Through Memes and Humour
Hello, and welcome to a compilation of depression memes and depression quotes to educate, entertain, or inspire. It’s winter and still pandemic times, so today’s digest will include validation of our collective rage, as well as a reminder that life is ridiculous, through the combination of science and the word “butt-hole”.
All the Feels
Classic January waffle What is this urge we have talking about New Year’s intentions in the first days of January? It is one month into 2021 and I wonder how many resolutions you have been able to keep up with before realising that they don’t really do the job.
Depression In The Pandemic.
Depression is something that I have felt countless times. I have struggled with depression since childhood. It is not a new feeling to me. The Manic Bipolar Depression are the worse bouts of depression, and feel like they are never-ending. I thought I had experienced most every way depression could attack me until my normal depressive states combined my frustration and anxiety in the current COVID-19 pandemic.
I'm Intelligent AND Mentally Ill. And That's Okay
I am a relatively intelligent person. I am university-educated, and have worked as a college lecturer. My primary field is the theater, but I am well-read, and - although my preference would be to bore you for hours talking about Shakespeare and Beckett - I would also be happy to have a conversation about F. Scott Fitzgerald, Maya Angelou, Friedrich Nietzsche, Carl Jung, Frida Kahlo. or the French Revolution.
Hi.. Started a new job few days ago... that got me really depressed now. It is just really sad. Yesterday, I was so depressed that I couldn't even talk and I couldn't stand it myself and had to call a friend up to talk a bit. Then I guess after I talked to her a bit, I think I was able to let it go a bit and not feel so bad now. I asked her if she can tell the severity of my depression and she said she could and can even give it a range from 1 to 10. I am quite surprised that she can tell that. It's the first time I've asked her that, so I am surprised of her answers.
The Worst Wish
I wish my daughter had cancer. That sounds just awful, I know. And as awful as it sounds, it’s ten times worse to have that thought bouncing around your head. Then multiply that awfulness by 100, once you put it out in to the world. But I promise, I’m not the worst father in the world. I’m also not suffering from Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
This calls for a celebration. Definitely not your typical hullabaloo as you would for a graduation, promotion, wedding or any other milestone most would typically proudly proclaim amongst trusted loved ones. But something most would reconsider sharing with anyone else.