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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.

  • 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.
  • Discordia
    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
  • Tabitha Porter
    Published 3 years ago
    Mental Health Issues

    Mental Health Issues

    Mental health, where to begin? Many people assume mental health issues are so easy to deal with. In reality? They're not.
  • Katie Hagan
    Published 3 years ago
    I Used to Be on Medication

    I Used to Be on Medication

    Two things you should know about me: I used to do yoga and I used to be on medication.
  • Summer Smith
    Published 3 years ago
    Open Letter to the Depressed and Anxious, or Both

    Open Letter to the Depressed and Anxious, or Both

    "You'll be fine." "Just be happy." "Do something that makes you feel happy." "It's only a phase. We all have rough times. You'll get over it." "You do this just for attention." These things are constantly repeated tirelessly to people who are exhausted by only getting out of bed. Shoved down the throat of someone who feels like they're drowning even though they aren't near a single body of water. Repeated to people who are dying to do the things they love but don't see the point in doing so. Words that are drilled into someone who is crying out for help but is seemingly ignored. These phrases are fed to people who may be considering committing suicide because they feel like they don't matter and physically hurt from loneliness and hurt. Phrases said to those with depression.