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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.

  • Nathan Nicholson
    Published 3 years ago
    Why I Have Depression and What It Makes Me Feel Like

    Why I Have Depression and What It Makes Me Feel Like

    I'm 26 years old. I'll be 27 in October. I've suffered with depression for most of my teenage years and all the way up to now, I'll have it for the rest of my life. It's not something that can be cured only managed with a daily dose of medication that some days doesn't feel like it works.
  • Annalise Mishler
    Published 3 years ago
    Is Suicide Selfish?

    Is Suicide Selfish?

    **Trigger Warning: This article may be triggering to those struggling with suicidal ideation or other mental illnesses. **
  • Tanisha Dagger
    Published 3 years ago
    Mental Health

    Mental Health

    Late in the 2010s, mental health has become more and more open to the media; more people were getting help for what they are dealing with. More doctors, support workers, and psychiatrists have more experience with how to deal with the most common mental health issues to date.
  • Vanessa Cherron Riser
    Published 3 years ago
    When Depression Feels like Rage

    When Depression Feels like Rage

    Recently I have been dealing with a lot of changes in my life, something that can be difficult for most people, much less a person dealing with mental health issues. However, the emotions I felt during all of these changes were much different from anything I had experienced before. It sent me to the internet, searching for others who had gone through a similar experience. I wondered if something else was wrong with me, or if I had finally snapped. Why? Because I was angry.
  • Victor Vaz
    Published 3 years ago
    It Steals Your Life Away

    It Steals Your Life Away

    "What does depression feel like? Well, it's as if someone or something steals your life away--or what's left of it, anyway."
  • Johnny O'Neill
    Published 3 years ago
    Living with Clinical Depression

    Living with Clinical Depression

    Living undiagnosed makes for a difficult childhood. For the first nineteen years of my life I believed the distorted reality I was presented with. In my world I was unloved and life was bleak and hopeless. I never thought I was unhappy, simply because I had never experienced real joy or emotional fulfillment. You can't miss what was never there.
  • Marie Hoffmann
    Published 3 years ago
    Difficulties​ of Living

    Difficulties​ of Living

    Life can be hard, and it definitely will be. We have these periods, good and then bad—over and over again. It's like a never ending chapter, and just as we think it's over we find out it's not. We are going in circles sometimes, I know how it feels, cuz that's how I feel this very moment. Like in stock, it's like if I've been placed in this box, but it's closed. It feels like there's no way out—like I'm stock.
  • Bri Baxter
    Published 3 years ago
    Depression

    Depression

    Depression...
  • Elizabeth Harrison
    Published 3 years ago
    If Only You Understood

    If Only You Understood

    Depression... there's that word again.