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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.

  • Ricky White
    Published 3 years ago
    Taming the Void

    Taming the Void

    Now, to begin with, I'm a sufferer of various layers of depression. That dark, sinking illness engulfing you in the unwanted embrace of numbness I like to call"The Void." We could go on forever describing all the possible adjectives associated with that awful sickness but we all know what we really want — coping mechanisms. I'm here to bestow what I've learned about how to tame the beast that I've lived with for many, many years.
  • Christina Woodcock
    Published 3 years ago
    What My Flashbacks Feel Like...

    What My Flashbacks Feel Like...

    Like most people, whilst cleaning I get lost in thought. Perhaps unlike most other people, however, one thought is always attached to another. My mind is comparable to a tangled ball of yarn. It's impossible for me to pull one thread loose without tugging out another one along with it.
  • Leticia Gabbi
    Published 3 years ago
    5 Practices That Can Improve Your Mental Health

    5 Practices That Can Improve Your Mental Health

    After being diagnosed with a major depressive disorder with a seasonal pattern, my therapist suggested scheduling an appointment with a psychiatrist to explore the possibility of going on medication. I reflected on the struggles of everyone I knew personally who had taken medication for depression and decided to try every possible treatment before embarking on the long and sometimes very difficult journey that is finding the correct antidepressant.
  • Denise Willis
    Published 3 years ago
    Mania and Bipolar Depression

    Mania and Bipolar Depression

    I was in my forties before I was diagnosed bipolar. I didn't really know what that term meant, and I didn't care as long as the craziness stopped.
  • Regina Longwell
    Published 3 years ago
    I Failed My Own Assassination Attempt

    I Failed My Own Assassination Attempt

    The day I tried to kill myself was the last of three days living in complete hell unlike any I’d ever known.
  • Brittany Burton
    Published 3 years ago
    Broken to Blessed

    Broken to Blessed

    A brief history of my 20s:
  • Claire dyson
    Published 3 years ago
    Adult Child of Alcoholics

    Adult Child of Alcoholics

    My honest journey from dysfunctional adult child of alcoholics to functioning adult.
  • Garlean Nonsense
    Published 3 years ago
    Challenging Our Negative Thoughts

    Challenging Our Negative Thoughts

    Our brains can be assholes.
  • Linu George
    Published 3 years ago
    My First: My First Panic Attack Episode